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Housing Discrimination

White Denial and Black Middle-Class Reality - Part 2

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Denial is a fixture of contemporary racial discourse. Reflecting segregation and the entrenched nature of white privilege, the efforts to deny through citing a mythical black middle-class, as if the black middle-class reveals some post-racial reality, defies the facts on the ground.

All-White Connecticut Town Allegedly Tried To Keep Minorities Out

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

A Connecticut town has been accused of working to keep predominately white neighborhoods just that way. The Housing Authority of Winchester, Conne...

Disability-Related Housing Complaints Soar

AOL Real Estate | Teke Wiggin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact

AOL Real Estate: Eleanor Smith vividly recalls the first time she experienced housing discrimination. Then in her 30s, Smith and a friend had be...

Real Estate Website Sorry For Racial Stereotypes Used To Pinpoint 'Perfect Neighborhoods'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

When Picket Report was named one of Detroit's best tech startups of 2011, questions lingered as to whether its data-driven model for helping homebuyer...

Janell Ross

U.S. Bank Faces Federal Investigation | Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

U.S. Bank on Tuesday joined the ranks of large financial firms facing discrimination charges for the way it maintains foreclosed homes in mostly black...

Janell Ross

Feds Launch Probe Of Wells Fargo Housing Practices | Janell Ross | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Wells Fargo & Co., the nation's largest mortgage lender, is facing the second of at least two federal probes into how it treats minority borrowers and...

Janell Ross

Banks Fail To Maintain Foreclosed Homes In Minority Neighborhoods: Report | Janell Ross | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Six of the nation’s largest banks have consistently failed to aggressively market and maintain foreclosed homes in communities of color, according t...

Top Official On LGBT Housing Discrimination: 'You Will Be Held Accountable'

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

DETROIT — A new rule took effect this week barring those who own or operate U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing from...

Janell Ross

'Insidious And Persistent' Residential Segregation Called Out In Study | Janell Ross | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

Among minority American communities, rising household wealth far from a guarantees an improved standard of living, according to a new analysis of cens...

LGBT Housing Discrimination in 2011: A Time for Pride and Action

John Trasvina | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Some LGBT individuals and families hide their identities in order to secure the apartment or house they want. That is not a price that anyone should pay in the United States of America.

Turned Down For A Home Loan Or Apartment Because You're A Mom? Someone Just Broke The Law

Mary Olivella | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Olivella

When trying to rent or buy a home, everyone should get a fair shake. But many credit-worthy pregnant women and mothers are being denied home loans or rentals solely because they are on maternity leave or have children.

Ending Pregnancy-Related Lending Discrimination Is a Priority for HUD and America's Families

John Trasvina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Administration Pushing To Strengthen LGBT Housing Rights Through Regulation | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a series of proposed rules on Thursday designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual...

NO JOKE: Comic Suing For $100M Over Racial Discrimination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A stand-up comic and his wife have filed a $100 million lawsuit in a case of alleged racial discrimination, NBC Chicago reports. George Willborn and ...

Texas Apartment Complex Turned Away 'Curry People,' Ex-Worker Says

Dallas Star-Telegram | DIANE SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former leasing agent at a Euless apartment complex is asking state and federal officials to investigate whether the complex committed civil-rights v...

Congress Should Fast Track the Housing Fairness Act

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Four million instances of housing discrimination occur each year, yet federal, state, and local fair housing law enforcement agencies processed fewer than 11,000 complaints in 2008.

Keep Housing Fair

Lonnie Nasatir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonnie Nasatir

Minorities will not have access to fair housing in the future if condominium associations can hide their intentional discrimination behind facially neutral rules.