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Housing Discrimination

Black Women With Criminal Records Have A Harder Time Than Their White Peers Finding Housing In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Black women with criminal records are treated less favorably than their white counterparts while looking for housing in D.C., according...

Race, Fair Housing and the Outer Boroughs: 1970's Edition

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Meryl Chertoff

On the subject of race, words matter. Negro, Black, Afro-American. As times changed after the Second World War, each one denoted respect, or its oppos...

HERO Takes A Hit In Houston

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 11.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

A majority of Houston voters have expressed their willingness to discriminate against trans identified persons and most of the rest of us. They do not represent the majority of Houston residents. The voters had their turn. Now we must each find a way to express our unwillingness to join them.

What Do You Mean We Can Not Live Here?

Shannon Glenn | Posted 10.16.2016 | Good News
Shannon Glenn

Families with pit bulls have put a lot of time and effort into their search, and are likely looking to stay awhile. Retention of excellent tenants saves you time, money, & effort finding a new tenant and eliminates risk.

Top 5 Discrimination Issues in Residential Real Estate Leasing

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Landlords and their agents are restricted by civil rights laws from privately discriminating against prospective and current tenants. Yet, what does it mean for a landlord to discriminate? Here are the five ways a landlord can get sued under discrimination laws.

The Startling Effects Of Housing Discrimination In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Ferguson has become a lynchpin of the #BlackLivesMatter movement since Michael Brown's death, but the city's issues run much deeper than just excessiv...

Nick Wing

Obama Administration Unveils Ambitious Plan To Combat Residential Segregation | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For a decade of his life, James Robertson would wake up most weekdays and prepare himself for a daily work commute that included two buses and 21 mile...

Dave Jamieson

Liberals Just Had An Amazing Week At The Supreme Court | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Roberts Supreme Court just gave American liberals the most joyous judicial week they could have asked for. In a span...

Nick Wing

Clarence Thomas Cites Mostly Black NBA In Argument To Overturn Anti-Discrimination Law | Nick Wing | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, finding that...

Nick Wing

Supreme Court Keeps Key Housing Discrimination Protections Intact | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that housing policies and practices with discriminatory outcomes can be challenged under the Fa...

Wall Street Could Win Big If SCOTUS Guts Key Civil Rights Law

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 22(Reuters) - If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and devel...

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

American Workers Need Stable Housing Free From Discrimination

Richard Trumka | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The labor and civil rights movements worked hard to eliminate systems that perpetuate discrimination and segregation, and it is with this tradition in mind that the labor movement calls on the Supreme Court to uphold the disparate-impact protections of the Fair Housing Act to ensure fair treatment for every working American.

Housing Discrimination, Gentrification and Black Lives: We Call These Projects Home

Monique "Mo" George | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices

The future needs a call to end housing discrimination and it begins with chants of "Black lives matter" and recognizing that many of us call these projects home.

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

SCOTUS Could Gut Key Civil Rights Law Right When Segregation Is Getting More Sophisticated

Next City | Alexis Stephens | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

As I wrote about in “Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities,” information gathered by data brokers is increasingly...

The Other Marriage Discrimination

Nancy Leong | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

The move toward equality for everyone who wishes to marry is cause for celebration. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on marital status more generally, and to look for ways to equalize those who wish to marry and those who don't.

The Case for Reparations

The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi Coates | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we ...

The Most Racist Part Of Donald Sterling's Legacy Can't Be Solved With A Lifetime Ban

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life on Tuesday after he was caught on tape saying he didn't want his girlfriend bringin...

Great News For The Family Living In Their Car To Keep Their Pit Bull

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact

Last month, news surfaced that the Devia family of Walnut Creek, Calif., were in a bind. After Carol and Peter Devia lost their apartment after both b...

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

LGBT People: Our Longing for Home, Our Right to Housing

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

As two recent reports demonstrate, for many LGBT people -- specifically LGBT people of color and elders -- the quest for home routinely comes up against a housing supply that's dilapidated, stretched thin, too expensive and far removed from the cities and neighborhoods we deserve to inhabit.

Big Bank Accused Of Bias Against Minority Neighborhoods

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Foreclosed houses managed by Deutsche Bank in black and Latino neighborhoods had ...

Family Of 4 Chooses Homelessness Over Giving Up Pit Bull

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact

Updated Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. EST The Devias, of Walnut Creek, Calif., will do just about anything to hold onto their pit bull -– even go s...

Big Banks Accused Of Housing Discrimination Again

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

MIAMI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Miami has sued Bank of America , Wells Fargo and Citibank in U.S. federal court in Florida, for discriminatory mortgage le...