Items Tagged with 'Department of Housing and Urban Development'

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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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  • 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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  • HUD signals changes could be coming to disparate impact rule

    Invites comment on whether HUD rule is “consistent” with Supreme Court ruling
    Changes could be on the way for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s disparate impact rule. The rule, which was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration, is used as a method of enforcing the Fair Housing Act. Now, HUD is planning to invite comment from the public on whether its rule is "consistent" with a landmark Supreme Court ruling from 2015.
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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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  • HUD reaches sexual harassment settlements in three states

    Landlords, housing authority in Florida, Virginia, and California fined
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that it reached sexual harassment settlements with housing industry participants in three different states. The settlements come on the heels of HUD announcing an initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing.
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  • HUD proposes raising rent for people receiving federal housing subsidies

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson touting “Making Affordable Housing Work Act”
    Claiming that the current system of providing federal housing subsidies to low-income renters is “convoluted” and “unsustainable,” the Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing sweeping reforms to its housing assistance programs. The main tenet of the proposal is raising the rent on roughly half of those who currently receive housing subsidies.
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