Items Tagged with 'Fair Housing Act'

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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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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
    In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Civil rights groups bring shocking housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America

    Claim violations under federal Fair Housing Act
    Civil rights groups are coming together to bring a lawsuit against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management for alleged fair housing violations. A group of 20 fair housing organizations and two homeowners from Maryland filed a lawsuit against the two companies. The claims the civil rights groups make about the homes is nothing short of shocking.
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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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  • 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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