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  • HUD doubles down against discrimination practices

    Brings charges in Massachusetts, California, South Dakota
    The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is doubling down on the charges it is bringing against housing companies for discrimination. This week, it brought charges against or settled with housing companies in Massachusetts, California and South Dakota.
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  • NPR: Hospitals are joining the real estate business

    Highly concentrated levels of poverty and physical health are connected
    Affordability continues to plague the housing industry, leaving some of the nation’s poorest communities struggling just to make ends meet. This is especially true for residents living in “high-risk” communities where poverty usually partners with inadequate housing, violence and sickness, and it's driving hospitals to join the real estate business.
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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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  • HUD launching push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers

    HUD says studies show voucher acceptance is far too low
    It’s apparently far too difficult for low-income households to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s housing voucher program to gain access to affordable housing and HUD is planning to do something about it. HUD announced Monday that it is launching a push to get more landlords to accept housing vouchers, citing two studies that claim that the housing voucher program is not functioning as it should be.
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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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  • HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

    Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
    Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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  • HUD seeks public comment on AFFH amendments

    The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is up for restructuring
    On Monday, HUD announced it is moving forward with its goals of “streamlining” the controversial Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule by inviting public comment on proposed amendments to it. The embattled regulations were originally enacted by the Obama administration to assess and encourage diversity in communities receiving HUD funds.
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  • HUD approves Puerto Rico's $1.5B recovery plan

    Plans to publish guidance rules shortly
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced HUD has approved a $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan aimed at helping Puerto Rican citizens recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico’s plan focuses primarily on the restoration of damaged and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure.
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  • Public housing is now smoke-free nationwide

    HUD prohibits smoking in or near public housing areas
    In 2016 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced plans to ban smoking in all subsidized housing. Today that plan has been actualized, according to an article by Caitlin O'Kane for CBS News. Notably, public housing tenants must be informed of the smoking ban in their leases, and violators cannot be evicted for only one instance of smoking.
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