Category: Discrimination

Month in Review, March, 2014: Part 2, No spin here, no sirree

2 May, 2014 (09:00) | Bankruptcy, Bonds, city, dictators, Discrimination, Housing, Month in review, mount Holly, Municipal bankruptcy, New York, public consultation, Puerto Rico, Speculation, Taxation, Ukraine, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Feb 14, Jan 14] [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Because affordable housing cannot exist unless the state or nation’s economy and polity are basically sound, roughly half of my March posts dealt with issues of state or national fiscal viability (Puerto Rico and Ukraine), housing […]

­­Month in Review, March, 2014: Part 1, It’s always the palace, isn’t it?

1 May, 2014 (09:00) | Bankruptcy, Bonds, city, Cyprus, dictators, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Housing, Month in review, mount Holly, Municipal bankruptcy, New York, public consultation, Puerto Rico, Speculation, Taxation, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Feb 14, Jan 14] By: David A. Smith That wrong shall fail and right prevail Though sic semper tyrannis is often more wished for than achieved, every now and then it happens, and March opened with the promise of political spring in Ukraine, a ray of political sunshine that […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 6, When I can hear it beat out loud!

30 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. When I can hear it beat out loud! – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street Readers still following this analysis after five previous parts will have agreed with my conclusion, […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 5, Just over-played your part

29 April, 2014 (09:01) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4, and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith Maybe you had too much too fast. Maybe you had too much too fast. Or just over played your part. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street By now, yesterday’s Part 4 of this detailed post had examined (and […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 4, Maybe the dark is from your eyes

28 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Historic, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, rehab housing, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1  and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Maybe the dark is from your eyes, maybe the dark is from your eyes, You know you got such dark eyes! – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street Yesterday’s Part 3 of this post demolished any claim that the Bainbridge Apartments, which the […]