The practice of setting aside half of lower rent units in new developments for local residents is coming under scrutiny of Fair Housing advocates. They are looking into whether this is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which does not allow agencies who receive federal funding from any form of discrimination. Citizens Housing & Planning Council’s Executive Director Jerilyn Perine had this to say on the issue. “People in communities who take a stand to make it better, aren’t these the people we want to have remain?”