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 [...]
The exclusion of low-income individuals and families, especially African American families, from the private rental market contributes to the ongoing patterns of gentrification and displacement [...]
EQUAL RIGHTS CENTER RELEASES ONLINE COURSE FOR HOUSING PROVIDERS ABOUT WASHINGTON, D.C. FAIR HOUSING LAWS
The interactive course, Washington, D.C. Fair Housing Laws for Housing Providers, explains best practices for complying with the many unique local protections and laws in the District. These [...]
CIVIL RIGHTS TESTING REPORT REVEALS BARRIERS TO HOUSING IN PERSON AND ONLINE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The From Click to Visit report used civil rights testing to uncover numerous barriers to housing for people with disabilities. In particular, the report’s findings raise major concerns about [...]
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fair Housing Legacy: How Testing Played a Role in the Civil Rights Movement
While most people are aware of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a Civil Rights Movement leader, fewer are familiar with the role he played in the fair housing movement.