Articles relating to "Fair housing":
‘Sober homes’ a focus of state, federal officials (9/16/2014)
Sober homes (halfway houses) help newly recovered addicts. Officials hope to find a middle ground for regulation that is legal under U.S. fair housing laws.
Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court (9/9/2014)
Under “disparate impact,” neutral housing practices with no evidence of bias might still be considered discrimination. But justices may revisit the concept.
Court favors U.S. vet in dispute over support animal (8/28/2014)
A Central Fla. condo association tried to ban a support animal that helped a U.S. vet deal with post-traumatic stress disorder; ruling will cost HOA over $125K.
African-American homeownership increasingly unstable (7/23/2014)
Cornell, Rice University study: Since the 1990s, African-American owners have been 45% more likely than whites to go from owning to renting.
HUD settlement costs real estate agency $24K (6/27/2014)
A fair housing investigation in Connecticut focused on ads that banned children in a complex that wasn’t accredited to operate as a 55-plus community.
Should buyers see racial percentages when shopping? (6/23/2014)
Some listing websites allow buyers to consider the race of neighborhoods by pulling it from publicly available Census data; civil rights groups say that’s wrong.
Apartment owner cited for avoiding deaf tenants (5/21/2014)
HUD: A N.C.-based owner of 64K homes in 15 states agreed to settle over an alleged failure to serve callers using IP phone systems equally to non-deaf callers.
Restrictive child rules may violate Fair Housing Act (5/9/2014)
A Denver apartment complex agreed to build a $10,000 playground after HUD alleged that rules restricting kids’ outdoor activities violated the Fair Housing Act.
April is Fair Housing Month (4/3/2014)
It honors passage of 1968 Fair Housing Act that protects buyers from race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and family status discrimination.