Articles Tagged with ''Fair housing''

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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California landlords fined for housing discrimination

Allegedly discriminated against testers based on race and national origin
The owners of two California apartment complexes will pay a four-figure fine to settle charges that they discriminated against prospective tenants on the basis of their race or national origin. “Denying someone an apartment because of how they look or where they come from not only deprives them of a home, it is against the law,” said Anna María Farías, HUD assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity.
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Civil rights groups sue HUD, Ben Carson for delaying Obama fair housing effort

Groups want Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule reinstated
Earlier this year, a group of 76 civil rights, housing, and community development organizations voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. Now, some of those groups are taking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to court to get the rule reinstated.
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NFHA: Greatest threat to fair housing is government’s failure to enforce the law

Here are 2017's top fair housing complaints
As the number of fair housing complaints increased in 2017, fair housing groups are saying it is time for it to end. One expert said: we must put an end to the many institutionalized barriers that prevent too many families in this country from fair access to housing. The problem? According to a new report, the greatest threat is the government’s failure to enforce the law.
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California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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Civil rights, housing, community development groups slam HUD’s fair housing rule delay

Call on HUD to reinstate Affirmatively Further Fair Housing rule
In the wake of the Trump administration moving to delay an Obama-era fair housing rule, prominent Democrats, like former HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Maxine Waters, spoke out against the move. And they’re not the only ones who don’t support the Trump administration’s decision to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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Trump administration delays Obama fair housing rule, Castro says move “guts” rule

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule delayed
Earlier this year, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that HUD will look to “reinterpret” a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. Now, in a move that prominent Democrats and fair housing experts are calling disastrous, HUD plans to announce Friday that it is delaying the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by one year.
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