HUD’s proposed changes create hurdles not ladders

May 14, 2018 | | The Hill |

In the midst of a Twitter feed alight with stories about police being used to shut black people out of places to eat, drink, exercise, and relax, comes a story about Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) using policy to do the same. The federal government is adding new and significant hurdles to communities of color — particularly black people — being able to access housing. [...]

These proposed changes will disproportionately harm the families with the most tenuous attachments to the labor market, for instance people working for a low wage or unable to find work. Black and Latino workers are disproportionately represented among low-wage employeesworkers earning the lower tipped minimum wagepeople working part-time for economic reasons, and people who are unemployed or marginally attached to the workforce.