Items Tagged with 'Housing discrimination'

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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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  • Democrats ask Carson, HUD to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination

    Nearly 30 Senators want HUD to restore resources that disappeared from website
    A group of nearly 30 Senators want the Department of Housing and Urban Development to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. In a letter sent this week to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the Senators write that a number of resources that are designed help prevent discrimination against LGTBQ people have been removed from HUD’s website in the last few months – and they want those resources restored.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • HUD hands out $38 million to fight housing discrimination

    More than 100 groups receive HUD grants
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it is awarding $38 million total to more than 100 groups to be used for fighting housing discrimination. Click here to see which groups will receive HUD funding.
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  • Prominent Senate Democrats call for investigation into "discriminatory" foreclosure neglect

    Warren, Schumer, others cite treatment of foreclosures in minority areas
    The complaint cites a 2014 report from the National Fair Housing Alliance that found that bank-owned properties in communities of color were much more likely to have a higher number of maintenance and marketing deficiencies, leading to "destabilizing outcomes for families and neighborhoods."
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  • HUD, Salvation Army settle pregnancy discrimination suit

    SA to pay $48K to four women evicted from transitional housing
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that the Salvation Army will pay $48,000 to four women as part of a conciliation agreement resolving allegations that the international charitable organization wrongfully evicted them from its Turning Point transitional housing center in Washington, D.C., because they became pregnant.
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  • HUD grants $38.3 million to fight housing discrimination

    Funding provided to more than 100 organizations in 43 states
    “Ending housing discrimination is at the core of HUD’s mission and it takes dedicated people on the ground to address it,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These funds support community-based organizations that do great work every day on the front lines in the fight for fairness and equality in our nation’s housing market.”
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