fair housing act
September 16, 2022 -
On the heels of a 2020 legal settlement with the Georgia city of LaGrange, human rights and immigrant advocates continue their fight against local utility policies in communities across the South that deny service to people who lack Social Security numbers.
July 31, 2020 -
The South's five most populous metropolitan areas are rich in racial and ethnic diversity, yet segregation persists at the neighborhood level. A recent Trump administration decision to scrap a rule designed to prevent racial discrimination in housing is unlikely to help.
June 18, 2019 -
The man who gunned down his three Muslim neighbors in Chapel Hill in 2015 has pleaded guilty to their murders, but he couldn't be charged under North Carolina's hate crime law because it doesn't cover felonies. That's just one of many weaknesses in those state laws, which advocates are trying to strengthen.
January 22, 2015 -
Many fear the Texas case could gut the landmark Fair Housing Act.
June 17, 2014 -
The action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the latest in a wave of lawsuits filed against big banks for discriminatory lending practices that have hurt cities and minority borrowers.
December 11, 2013 -
After decades of inaction, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking action against Dallas for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.
February 12, 2013 -
Last week, the Obama administration formalized the legal standard it has used to enforce fair housing laws and hold banks accountable for discriminating against minorities. Here's an overview of key cases from the foreclosure crisis.