Housing that is affordable, accessible, and integrated into the fuller community is not only necessary for people with disabilities to live independently but is also imperative for combating discrimination.
Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has taken the unprecedented step of abolishing single-family zoning to reverse the long-standing effects of segregation. He talks to us about the power of local, regulatory policy to create more diverse and equitable communities, starting with affordable housing.
The introduction of a new light rail line would better connect the neighborhood of Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. But it might also raise property values in the largely low-income Latino community, forcing longtime residents to move farther afield. Isela Gracian wasn’t about to let that happen.