The ERC has submitted a comment to HUD urging the agency to withdraw its proposed rule change regarding transgender people's access to HUD-funded homeless shelters.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program can and should be a tool used to desegregate DC and correct the harms done by decades of racist policy, and DCHA has made great strides to achieve this goal, [...]
This month, to celebrate the ADA's 30th anniversary, the ERC will be reflecting on the impact the legislation has had, as well as the work that still needs to be done to achieve true equity for [...]
Earlier this year, Virginia passed several exciting fair housing bills. These bills make it illegal to discriminate based on source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status.
In recognition of the COVID-19 crisis and to help renters defend their rights, the Equal Rights Center has launched a series of educational resources addressing some of the most relevant fair [...]
INVESTIGATION REVEALS SIGNIFICANT LANGUAGE BARRIERS TO COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT INDIVIDUALS IN D.C. AREA
The investigation by the ERC revealed significant concerns about language barriers to COVID-19 testing information for Limited English Proficient (“LEP”) individuals in the greater Washington, [...]
The economic impact of COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on renters, and renters will be the ones who will likely feel the greatest impact from a rise in discriminatory practices.
The Community Reinvestment Act mandated that, wherever banks operate, they must meet the credit needs of the “entire community, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.” Now, the Office [...]
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination in housing against people with disabilities. However, discrimination persists, and may prevent people with I/DD to secure housing in the community.
HUD Takes it Back to Basics in New Guidance on Assistance Animals in Hopes of Reducing the Number of Related Complaints
On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice on “Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair [...]