Items Tagged with 'National Fair Housing Alliance'

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  • Facebook making massive changes to ad platform after being accused of enabling housing discrimination

    Fair housing groups spur changes to housing, employment, lending ads
    Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook's ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefully exclude certain people from seeing housing, employment, or lending ads.
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  • Judge tosses civil rights groups’ suit against HUD over delaying Obama fair housing effort

    Groups challenged HUD’s changes to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule
    A federal judge late last week dismissed a legal challenge from three civil groups over the Trump administration’s move to delay and change a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. The groups hoped to have the rule reinstated. But that won't be happening now.
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  • Department of Justice rescinds housing discrimination guidance

    Several racial discrimination cases are pending
    The Department of Justice announces it will rescind 24 guidance documents on a wide range of issues, including housing discrimination. Recently, several stories of racial discrimination in the housing market have managed to become pending legal cases. Will there be more?
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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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  • Coalition of states, cities join fight to force HUD to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Oakland, Seattle, others want AFFH rule back
    The fair housing advocates that are suing the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule already have support from the state of New York, and they now have a whole new group of allies in their corner.
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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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  • National Fair Housing Alliance settles race discrimination case with Mississippi real estate agents

    Accused Jackson agents of discriminating against minorities
    The National Fair Housing Alliance announced this week that it reached a settlement with a group of Jackson, Mississippi real estate agents over allegations that the agents discriminated against homebuyers. The NFHA said that an investigation found that when “potential White homebuyers sought housing in integrated and predominantly African American neighborhoods, they were steered away.”
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  • Housing industry welcomes Senate confirmation of Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary

    Industry continues to support Patenaude
    As was the case throughout the nomination process, the housing industry was quick to praise the Senate confirmation of Pam Patenaude to serve as the next deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Patenaude was confirmed on Thursday in an 80-17 vote in the Senate, with all 17 no votes come from the Democratic side of the aisle. Patenaude’s confirmation received a warmer welcome within the housing industry.
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  • Housing industry praises Trump's selection of Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary

    Support comes in from all sides
    For those in the housing industry, Pam Patenaude’s name is well known. So, it should come as no shock that the housing industry supports the Trump administration’s nomination of Patenaude to serve as the HUD deputy secretary. Declarations of support for Patenaude came in quickly after the White House’s announcement of her nomination, including from some of the housing industry’s biggest groups, and from Patenaude’s potential boss at HUD.
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