Category: Fair Housing

Oxford House continues to fight for the right to have group homes:

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What is meant by “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”?

The 1968 Fair Housing Act directed governments and their agencies to “affirmatively further” fair housing.  The Act outlawed discrimination in the sale and rental of housing.Yet after more than four decades, residential segregation and racial discrimination in housing remains virtually unchanged in many of our cities. Minorities, mainly African-Americans and Hispanics continue to experience discrimination [..]

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HUD Kicks Off Fair Housing Month Declaring 2010 a “Time to Act”

In an April 1st press release, HUD highlighted its achievements from last year and proclaimed its continuing commitment to ensure Fair Housing for all in the year to come. “Discrimination based on how you look, the religion you practice, or because you have children or are disabled is illegal and unacceptable,” said John Trasviña, Assistant [..]

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ACLU suit accuses Morgan Stanley of fair housing discrimination

The Wall Street Journal reports that American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit on behalf of Michigan Legal Services, a non-profit community advocacy group, and five individual Detroit residents against Morgan Stanley. The ACLU alleges that Morgan Stanley provided critical funding to New Century Financial Corp., a now-defunct subprime lender, and encouraged lending tactics that [..]

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