Items Tagged with 'Fair housing rules'

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  • HUD proposes changes to fair housing rules

    Rule changes would make it more difficult to prove housing discrimination
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday proposed making changes to the nation’s fair housing rules, a move that fair housing advocates claim is part of a Trump administration effort to “gut” federal protections against housing discrimination. The changes to the disparate impact rule will likely make it more difficult to prove unintentional housing discrimination. Click the headline for the full story.
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  • Senate to consider expanding fair housing protections for LGBTQ people

    Bill would add gender identity and sexual orientation to protected classes
    A study released last month showed that same-sex couples are more likely to be denied a mortgage and pay more for one (should they be approved) than heterosexual couples. Now, a new bill in Congress is seeking to address those disparities by adding more fair housing protections for LGBTQ people.
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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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  • Fight erupts in Seattle over law prohibiting landlords from checking tenants’ criminal history

    Court battle set over “Fair Chance Housing Act”
    There’s a legal fight brewing in Seattle that could have serious ramifications for the multifamily industry as a whole. The fight involves a newly enacted city law that forbids Seattle landlords from checking into the criminal history of their prospective tenants. Landlords have balked at the law and are now suing the city.
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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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  • 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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