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Advocate Shares Her Experience with Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, which was used to discriminate against Black and brown residents in some municipalities, has been ended by the Riverside City Council. The program, which was initiated in Arizona in 1992, was used to evict tenants if law enforcement came to their apartment two or more times, according to fair housing advocate Pastor Sharon Green. The program was also used to target non-profits that provided transitional housing for those exiting incarceration. The US Department of Justice has found that in some municipalities, the program was being used to discriminate against Black and brown residents.