Housing Discrimination. Legal news and articles for April 19 - 28, 2017

Best Practices Concerning The Fair Housing Act and Sexual Orientation DiscriminationThe city of Pocatello promotes fair housingLetters: End Section 8 housing discrimination'No Section 8': N.J. warns landlords over discriminatory apartment adsSan Jose: Council approved exploring measure to curb housing voucher discriminationSussex County Council proclaims April as 'Fair Housing Month,' discouraging housing discriminationHousing Discrimination and a Just SocietySpringfield Settlement Talks Extended; Study Finds 'Disability Bias' Most Common Housing ComplaintWhen laws collide — child safety or discrimination?City's proposed settlement to Justice Department's discrimination complaint in limbo as it waits for City Council ...Time to meet the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of OklahomaMost Housing Discrimination Complaints Related To DisabilitiesThis Is What Housing Discrimination in the US Looks LikeMore Than Half of Housing Discrimination Cases Involve the DisabledRepublican discrimination bill could nix Fair Housing Act agreements, endanger federal money

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City's proposed settlement to Justice Department's discrimination complaint in limbo as it waits for City Council ...
Florida Times-UnionApril 22, 2017

A proposed settlement to a housing discrimination lawsuit brought against City Hall by the Justice Department and a local nonprofit remains in limbo as it struggles to earn approval from the City Council. The city reached the proposed settlement ...more »

Equal Rights Center accuses Lenkin Co. of housing discrimination ...
Washington Business JournalApril 14, 2017

A civil rights group is suing The Lenkin Co., alleging the construction and property management firm refused to rent units to potential renters holding housing ...more »

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Best Practices Concerning The Fair Housing Act and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

Earlier this month we noted that a federal court in Colorado ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation (although sexual orientation is not contained in the text of the statute). In that case, the ...more »

The city of Pocatello promotes fair housing
Idaho State JournalApril 28, 2017

The Fair Housing Act, also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who called it “the first effective federal law against discrimination in the sale and rental of ...more »

Letters: End Section 8 housing discrimination
The StateApril 27, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development says that families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are cost-burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.more »

'No Section 8': N.J. warns landlords over discriminatory apartment ads
NJ.comApril 27, 2017

The state Division on Civil Rights on Wednesday sent more than 30 "cease and desist" letters to New Jersey landlords and property managers they say ran afoul of housing discrimination laws by telling those who receive federal rental assistance they ...more »

San Jose: Council approved exploring measure to curb housing voucher discrimination
The Mercury NewsApril 26, 2017

SAN JOSE — City leaders Tuesday approved exploring a new measure to address income discrimination against renters with federal Section 8 housing vouchers. The council also discussed clamping down on illegal fireworks and moving forward with ...more »

Sussex County Council proclaims April as 'Fair Housing Month,' discouraging housing discrimination
Delaware 105.9April 25, 2017

"The Sussex County Council and the Sussex County Association of Realtors are committed to highlight the fair housing law, by continuing to address discrimination in our community," said Lawson. "To support programs that will educate the public about ...more »

Housing Discrimination and a Just Society
The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)April 25, 2017

In spite of the federal government's attack on equal rights issues across the spectrum, a recent National Fair Housing Alliance report titled “The Case for Fair Housing” boldly claims, “Instead of seeing the problem of segregation as intractable, it ...more »

Springfield Settlement Talks Extended; Study Finds 'Disability Bias' Most Common Housing Complaint
WJCT NEWSApril 24, 2017

For its recent study of housing discrimination, the Washington D.C.-based National Fair Housing Alliance mined complaints filed with local fair housing organizations and the federal government. Director Lisa Rice said there were more than 28,000 in ...more »

When laws collide — child safety or discrimination?
Press-EnterpriseApril 24, 2017

California law has for years required that apartments or HOA swimming pools have a posted sign stating: “Children under the age of 14 shall not use pool without a parent or adult guardian in attendance.” This requirement is currently found in the ...more »

City's proposed settlement to Justice Department's discrimination complaint in limbo as it waits for City Council ...
Florida Times-UnionApril 22, 2017

A proposed settlement to a housing discrimination lawsuit brought against City Hall by the Justice Department and a local nonprofit remains in limbo as it struggles to earn approval from the City Council. The city reached the proposed settlement ...more »

Time to meet the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma
NewsOK.comApril 22, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - MIDWEST CITY — Timing is everything, they say, so maybe especially the timing of my first seminar with the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma Inc. It was Thursday at the Oklahoma Fair Housing & Health Equity Seminar ...more »

Most Housing Discrimination Complaints Related To Disabilities
Disability ScoopApril 21, 2017

People with disabilities appear to be disproportionately affected by housing discrimination, with a new report finding that disability issues accounted for over half of complaints last year. Of the 28,181 complaints of housing discrimination documented ...more »

This Is What Housing Discrimination in the US Looks Like
Next CityApril 20, 2017

There were 28,181 complaints of housing discrimination in 2016. These complaints took many forms: a college denying a student of a reasonable accommodation requests; denial of mobile home rentals to African-American applicants; discriminatory ...more »

More Than Half of Housing Discrimination Cases Involve the Disabled
National Mortgage Professional MagazineApril 19, 2017

The NFHA report found 28,181 complaints of housing discrimination in 2016. Within that total, discrimination based on disability accounted for 55 percent of all complaints, while race-based housing discrimination accounted for nearly 20 percent ...more »

Republican discrimination bill could nix Fair Housing Act agreements, endanger federal money
STLtoday.comApril 19, 2017

This story was updated at 10 a.m. Wednesday with additional comments from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. JEFFERSON CITY • A controversial Republican proposal to make suing for housing discrimination harder in Missouri could ...more »

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