Housing providers must be vigilant and responsive to protect their tenants’ right to safe housing, especially as we all spend more time at home. It’s not just the right thing to do; it’s the law.
Kate Scott, ERC Executive Director stated "No one should ever feel unsafe or undesirable as a tenant due to their race. We're pleased that Aubinoe has agreed to take steps to address the concerns [...]
What the CDC Eviction Ban Means for DC, Maryland, and Virginia Renters, and How to Claim Protection Under It
The CDC announced a national ban on evictions for certain renters, effective beginning September 4, 2020 until December 31, 2020. To take advantage of the protection, renters must submit a signed [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]