Items Tagged with 'Fair Housing Act of 1968'


  • Senate to consider bill prohibiting housing discrimination against LGBT people

    Would expand Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation
    Currently, the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, but that could soon change thanks to a newly introduced bill backed by several prominent Senate Democrats. The bill, the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017, would expand the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes.
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  • HUD announces “final rule” on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing project

    Program still faces challenges on funding, data collection
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing today that it says will “equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools to help them meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds.”
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  • HUD wants to push urban dysfunction into the suburbs

    Housing policy should reward homeowners, not punish them
    At the heart of the Texas lawsuit is something more sinister – it’s the concept and the demand that public housing be located in successful suburbs, rather than in lower-income neighborhoods closer to public transportation and affordable amenities.
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  • When your Realtor goes's why

    There are just some questions agents cannot answer
    A real estate agent is supposed to be like your best friend, giving you encouragement in trying to find the perfect property. But unlike your best friend, there are limits to what they can say. If they go silent on you, here's why...
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