HUD Charges Pittsburgh Landlords with Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced recently that it is charging a group of landlords in the Pittsburgh area with discriminating against prospective residents who have disabilities. HUD claims the owners and property managers of Beechwood Gardens in Pittsburgh and Southpointe Towers in West Mifflin denied housing to testers posing as […]

HUD Approves Settlement Between Phoenix and Housing Orgs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced today an agreement between the City of Phoenix, Arizona and two fair housing organizations resolving multiple complaints of housing discrimination. The Southwest Fair Housing Council (SFHC) and the Arizona Fair Housing Center (AFHC) alleged Phoenix violated the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the […]

Book Review: “Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America”

Book review by Richard Risemberg One sometimes wonders how it is that the car became a sacrament in the United States, far more than in any other country, and how driving became a major ritual for ceremonializing the doctrine of “freedom.” Considering how it increasingly results in both structured and circumstantial restriction of actions, of […]