Housing Discrimination. Legal news and articles for July 22 - 30, 2013

Judges to rule on housing 'discrimination'Judge rules Morgan Stanley discrimination lawsuit can proceedERC and NCLR Investigation Uncovers Housing Discrimination against Latinos ...Fair Housing Cases Show Breadth of Discrimination LawsLawsuit Settled in Area Housing Discrimination CaseKalamazoo Township non-discrimination ordinance covers sexual orientation ...B.C. effort begins to end job, housing discrimination against gaysKalamazoo Township bans discrimination in employment, housingThe Fair Housing Act — A Complete FailureLatino Homebuyers Face Hostility, Higher Fees, And Fewer OptionsKalamazoo Twp. approves non-discrimination ordinanceKalamazoo Twp. approves non-discrimination ordinanceNon-discrimination ordinance passed in 6-0 vote by Kalamazoo Township boardLatinos Suffer Housing Discrimination in 3 Southern CitiesHispanics face housing discrimination in Birmingham

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Deputies' discriminatory behavior in Antelope Valley demands change
Los Angeles TimesJuly 1, 2013

... Civil Rights Division announced a sweeping and fairly damning finding that Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies in the Antelope Valley had engaged in “a pattern or practice of discriminatory and otherwise unlawful searches and seizures, ...more »

Program offers free advice for those facing housing discrimination
WREX-TVJuly 2, 2013

The City of Rockford has partnered with Prairie State Legal Services to offer free legal advice for individuals facing housing discrimination. The PSLS Fair Housing Project aims to put a stop to housing discrimination and promote choice for all ...more »

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Judges to rule on housing 'discrimination'
Public ServiceJuly 30, 2013

Judges to rule on housing 'discrimination'. 30 July 2013. The High Court is to decide today on whether the government's policy of reducing the spare room subsidy for social housing tenants discriminates against people with a disability. Although the ...more »

Judge rules Morgan Stanley discrimination lawsuit can proceed
Housing WireJuly 26, 2013

"Today's ruling affirms that Wall Street banks must comply with civil rights laws, and that they will be held accountable if they do not." Not only is this the first lawsuit to connect racial discrimination to the securitization of mortgage-backed ...more »

ERC and NCLR Investigation Uncovers Housing Discrimination against Latinos ...
RealEstateRama (press release)July 25, 2013

The report, titled “Puertas Cerradas: Housing Barriers for Hispanics,” documents the results of 225 matched-pair tests conducted by the ERC in the three major U.S. metropolitan areas. In 95 of the 225 tests conducted (42 percent), the Latino tester ...more »

Fair Housing Cases Show Breadth of Discrimination Laws
New York Law Journal (registration)July 25, 2013

Robert A. Martin, associate director of District Council 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services, reviews several recent cases involving disability discrimination in construction and in refusal to rent to those receiving public assistance, who are often ...more »

Lawsuit Settled in Area Housing Discrimination Case
ComvoicesonlineJuly 24, 2013

The Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan has agreed to settle a fair housing lawsuit based on familial status discrimination. In 2009, the Fair Housing Center, a private non-profit dedicated to ending housing discrimination, received a call from a ...more »

Kalamazoo Township non-discrimination ordinance covers sexual orientation ...
WMUKJuly 24, 2013

Kalamazoo Township trustees have approved a policy that bans discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing. MLive Kalamazoo reporter Emily Monacelli told WMUK's Gordon Evans that the board has been working on the ordinance for ...more »

B.C. effort begins to end job, housing discrimination against gays
Battle Creek EnquirerJuly 24, 2013

City Commissioner Andy Helmboldt may propose an inclusive human rights ordinance to end employment and housing discrimination for LGBT people in the city. The group hopes for a vote to approve the ordinance on Aug. 20. If the change is approved, ...more »

Kalamazoo Township bans discrimination in employment, housing
Michigan RadioJuly 23, 2013

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A southwestern Michigan community has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the measure passed on a ...more »

The Fair Housing Act — A Complete Failure
BillMoyers.comJuly 23, 2013

The nation's historical antipathy to open housing is critical because it explains why the federal government – under administrations both Republican and Democrat — has largely refused to enforce the Fair Housing Act in the 45 years since the law was ...more »

Latino Homebuyers Face Hostility, Higher Fees, And Fewer Options
ThinkProgressJuly 23, 2013

Though formal “redlining” based on race was banned decades ago, a new report finds that Latinos still face rampant discrimination in the housing market. The report, released Monday from the National Council de la Raza (NCLR), found that Latinos looking ...more »

Kalamazoo Twp. approves non-discrimination ordinance
Lansing State JournalJuly 23, 2013

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP — A southwestern Michigan community has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the measure passed on a 6-0 vote ...more »

Kalamazoo Twp. approves non-discrimination ordinance
The Detroit NewsJuly 23, 2013

Kalamazoo Township — The southwestern Michigan community has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the measure passed on a 6-0 vote ...more »

Non-discrimination ordinance passed in 6-0 vote by Kalamazoo Township board
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comJuly 23, 2013

The proposed ordinance bans discrimination based on several factors, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, height, weight, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical or mental ability, gender identity, sexual ...more »

Latinos Suffer Housing Discrimination in 3 Southern Cities
Latin American Herald TribuneJuly 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Latinos suffer discrimination when they try to get a home in three metropolitan areas of the Southern United States, in part due to state regulations that invite discriminatory treatment of people who look “foreign,” according to a report ...more »

Hispanics face housing discrimination in Birmingham
Birmingham Business JournalJuly 22, 2013

Nearly half of Hispanics seeking housing in one of three metros, including Birmingham, face some form of discrimination, according to a new study. The study shows that Hispanics in Birmingham, Atlanta and San Antonio were treated worse than whites who ...more »

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