Study Purpose. This study is separate and independent from GoSection8. It is a partnership between Teachers College, Columbia University, GoSection8, and Great Schools. With funding from the Arnold Foundation, researchers from Teachers College, Columbia University are studying whether offering school information alongside rental housing listings on GoSection8.com causes families to move to neighborhoods with higher-performing public schools. Results will be used to provide GoSection8, Public Housing Authorities, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development information about how and whether to offer school information alongside rental housing listings.
This week a small Tampa, Florida-based builder, ERC Homebuilders, is launching a "soft" IPO, hoping to raise $100 million to build more than 1,000 rental homes across the state. It is offering investors private shares using Regulation A+, a form of investment crowdfunding that allows small companies to raise limited funds from the general public. Accredited and nonaccredited investors can participate.
The Fair Housing Act does not specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But discrimination against someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) may still be in violation of the Act or other state or local regulations. If you think you've been discriminated against for these reasons, file a complaint as described above, or email HUD at LGBTFairhousing@hud.gov with general questions about LGBT housing issues.
The mission of the Office of Housing (OH) is to create strong, healthy communities, prevent displacement and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in Seattle. OH supports development and preservation of affordable multifamily homes, homeownership opportunities, policy and program development, free weatherization services and home repair loans and stewardship of city-funded affordable homes.
Confidentiality. The researchers will keep all participant information confidential and will only use them for the purpose of the study. The researchers will not sell your information to anyone. The researchers’ reports will contain summaries, and responses will never be presented in any way that would permit readers to identify you. The researchers will protect personal information by creating a unique anonymous id number for respondents. Researchers will work primarily with data that has this anonymous id and no personal identifiers.