Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag: Fair housing

HUD and John Marshall Law School team up to launch National Fair Housing Training...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is partnering with the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and...
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HUD seeks to revise AFFH rules

On August 13, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking inviting public comments on proposed changes...

HUD approves agreement settling housing discrimination complaint against two San Francisco real estate companies

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Voluntary Compliance/Conciliation Agreement settling a complaint filed by...

Fair Housing 50 years later

The Fair Housing Act turned 50 this year. The charter that began with government-mandated racially-balanced communities has paved the way for today’s organically derived...

HUD charges two Ohio companies with discriminating against residents with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged two Ohio corporations, Epcon Communities, Inc., and Epcon Communities...

HUD approves agreement resolving allegations of housing discrimination involving two California apartment complexes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between the Fair Housing Council of Riverside...
Justice

Seattle to appeal rejection of first-in-time law

The Seattle Times reports that Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes will appeal the ruling which declared the city's first-in-time, first-in-line renter protection law to...

HUD reaches agreements with Florida, Virginia and California landlords settling claims of sexual harassment...

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced three settlements of claims involving allegations of sexual harassment totaling approximately $125,000 in...

HUD commemorates Fair Housing month and 50 years of the Fair Housing Act

Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and fair housing became law. In signing the landmark measure,...

Secretary Ben Carson’s open letter to HUD Employees

Dear Colleagues, By now, many of you may have read media accounts indicating that we’ve changed HUD’s mission statement and that these changes signal some...

Time to restore local control over zoning—and end Obama’s HUD intrusion

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing allowed HUD to halt distribution of more than $3 billion of annual community development block grants to about 1,200 counties...

Fair housing demystified

When she was 14, she became friends with Ruby, a black girl, who worked in her aunt’s hair salon in McKinney, Texas, and had...

Background check policies for apartment applicants may be illegal

“A policy or practice that denies housing to anyone with a prior arrest or any kind of criminal conviction cannot be justified,” according to...

Disparate impact: judging by the color of their skin

The question before the court was: Can you be found guilty of racial discrimination if you never engaged in policies that had any intent...

The “folly” of fair housing

These obligations are not made out of whole cloth, but were explicitly set out in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA), which has...

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