Living Apart: How the government betrayed a landmark civil rights law

July 29, 2015
It’s long been something of a slogan for President Obama and his administration: one’s ZIP code should not determine one’s future.
     This month, the administration announced an effort it said would put some muscle behind the slogan, saying it would enforce a new set of rules involving federally subsidized housing that require cities and counties to actively document and combat segregation in their communities.
     Julian Castro, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said in a statement that the rules “will give local leaders the tools they need to provide all Americans with access to safe, affordable housing in communities that are rich with opportunity.”