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Housing Discrimination

August 22, 2019, 9am PDT
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab
July 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The two leading figures of the Democratic Party in Washington, D.C. released the "Fair Chance at Housing Act."
The Hill
July 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.
Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
Marketwatch
May 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Baltimore's City Council has banned source-of-income housing discrimination, but the bill leaves landlords a way out.
Next City
April 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Officials hope that improving access to housing for people who use voucher programs will help prevent homelessness in the city.
LAist
March 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development escalated its actions against Facebook, even after the social media giant had settled a lawsuit with civil rights organizations and taken steps to reform its advertising system.
The New York Times
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
February 21, 2019, 8am PST
In a survey conducted last October, Zillow found that 27 percent of respondents believe they've experienced housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Alliance president Lisa Rice discusses why that is.
Zillow Research
January 15, 2019, 1pm PST
Covenants restricting ownership to white people are not uncommon in old Seattle-area property deeds. Homeowners can now put in requests to legally strike the offensive language.
The Seattle Times
November 21, 2018, 5am PST
A bipartisan bill tackles landlords' unwillingness to rent to housing voucher holders.
Housing Wire
August 22, 2018, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking on one big fish and a few little fish in the battle against housing discrimination.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
May 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.
The Denver Post
April 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pittsburgh will continue its pursuit of a "source of income" law to protect against housing discrimination.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 3, 2018, 6am PDT
The department's activities, or lack thereof, under the Trump administration have caused housing advocates a lot of consternation. Under Ben Carson, is HUD abandoning its fair housing mission?
The New York Times
March 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
A long-brewing controversy has finally resulted in legal repercussions for Facebook.
Curbed
Feature
March 27, 2018, 9am PDT
The practice of redlining was outlawed in 1977, but its effects have been indelible.
Jerrod A. Laber
March 10, 2018, 1pm PST
Although it's unclear if the change is final, it's been widely reported that leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Development is pushing to remove wording about racial discrimination from the organization's mission statement.
The Huffington Post
February 21, 2018, 6am PST
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking another look at a development decision made by the Louisville Metro Council in October 2017.
Insider Louisville
February 9, 2018, 5am PST
Call it buyer beware: the real estate website Trulia is offering a new tool to helps house hunters evaluate whether communities discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents.
Trulia