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 [...]
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 [...]
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Proposed Rule Fails to Address Discrimination and Segregation
The proposed rule reverses many of the positive aspects of the 2015 rule and, instead of working to affirmatively further fair housing, would likely allow the further entrenchment of patterns of [...]
This landlord likely spent only a few seconds sending that text message, telling me I couldn’t apply at his property because he thought I was African. Yet those few seconds have dramatically [...]
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.