On October 28th, 2019, the ERC submitted the following comments to the DC Department of Housing and Community Development:
Disparate impact liability has been crucial in preventing seemingly harmless policies from disproportionately impacting vulnerable populations. Now, the Department of Housing and Urban [...]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Survivors of domestic violence need safe places to live, but discrimination can make it difficult to secure stable housing.
Overly broad criminal background screening policies can create obstacles for many people already disadvantaged in the housing market – including people with disabilities.
Minimum income requirements set by housing providers to screen out housing voucher holders are illegal source of income discrimination.
To truly respond to the needs of victims and survivors of sexual harassment in housing, low barrier access to financial resources must be made available to low income people that are experiencing [...]
A client came to the ERC with a shocking finding on a housing provider's online application. Regardless of the intention, the impact was racial discrimination.
HUD seeks to reverse the Equal Access Rule, potentially giving shelters license to house transgender people based on their sex assigned at birth rather than their gender identity. Single-sex [...]
Uncovering redlining and lending discrimination will be undeniably more difficult if the CFPB loosens regulations on lenders’ obligation to collect and report data and hinders the public’s [...]