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Housing Discrimination

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 02.25.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Monique

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the c...

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 04.30.2014 | Gay 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...

The Legacy Of Lending Discrimination Against African-Americans

Forbes | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices

America’s neighborhoods, 45 years after the passage of the Equal Housing Act, remain segregated. In Milwaukee, our most segregated city, 81 percent...

John Celock

North Dakota Cities Look To Ban Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

While the North Dakota Legislature defeated a bill to ban LGBT discrimination statewide earlier this year, cities in the state are taking steps to add...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Most Americans Favor This LGBT Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans would support banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The surv...

Would a Husband and Wife Be Asked to Sleep in Separate Bedrooms?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

A recent HUD study shows that same-sex couples experience significantly higher levels of housing discrimination than heterosexual couples. My wife and I found this to be true in New York and Massachusetts -- both states where LGBTQ individuals are considered a protected class.

Amanda Terkel

Same-Sex Couples Face Significant Housing Discrimination, Historic Government Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples face significant levels of discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a landmark government study releas...

New Report Demonstrates Persistence of Housing Discrimination But Understates the True Extent of It

Philip Tegeler | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

The report's conclusions and recommendations point to the need for more fair housing testing combined with enforcement to uncover discrimination that may not be apparent to an individual family looking for housing.

Race Affects Home Buying, Renting, Study Finds

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Minority renters and homebuyers deployed to test for housing discrimination did not run into the blatant discrimination of four decades ...

Major Study Reveals Disturbing Discrimination

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major federal study has found that minority renters and homebuyers who test the housing market for discrimination were told abou...

HUD Salutes Low-income Families Moving to Opportunity

Philip Tegeler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Philip Tegeler

We are often the first to point out that HUD has fallen short in its mandate to promote racial integration in its housing programs, but we also recognize when HUD does the right thing. I attended the Fair Housing Month celebration last month and was moved by the stories we heard.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...