Articles Tagged with ''Fair housing''

New Jersey condo association charged with disability discrimination

Condo allegedly forced sight-impaired resident to use separate entrance
A condo association in New Jersey is under fire from HUD as it allegedly forced a resident who is sight- and hearing-impaired to use a separate entrance. HUD also alleges that the condo charged the resident’s daughter a fee for walking the assistance animal in the development’s common areas.
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HUD accuses Wisconsin, Ohio landlords of rental discrimination

Charged with discriminating against resident with disabilities, family with children
HUD accused several landlords of discriminating against people with disabilities and families with children, both of which are violations of the Fair Housing Act. The first of the allegations is against the owners of a three-bedroom duplex in Wisconsin for allegedly refusing to rent to a family because they have children. In a separate case, HUD charged Ohio landlords with discrimination for refusing the request of a resident with disabilities to have a designated parking space.
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6 Questions with 6 HUD Executives, Ep. 5: Assistant Secretary Anna Maria Farias

Farias talks about her motivations, taking down corruption and the real reason HUD went after Facebook
Anna Maria Farias shares a special bond with Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Farias also grew up in public housing. She, like Carson, fought hard to achieve a greatness unparalleled. Farias was the child of a single parent who struggled to make ends meet, and she witnessed first-hand the discrimination and harassment her mother faced daily.
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No teenagers allowed: New Orleans landlord accused of discrimination

HUD charges property owner with discriminating against families with children
A New Orleans landlord stands accused of discriminating against families with children after allegedly repeatedly stating that he did not want any teenagers living on the property. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that it is charging Earmastine Nelson with housing discrimination for running a real estate ad on Craigslist that stated “NO TEENAGERS PLEASE.”
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HUD kills key tool used to enforce Obama fair housing rule

HUD withdraws “Local Government Assessment Tool”
The Trump administration just took another significant step toward derailing a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD announced late Friday afternoon that it is “withdrawing” a computer tool that was to be used to enforce the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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