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Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
Senate Lawmakers Seek to Gut Fair Housing
March 15, 2018
In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just four days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the law on April 10, 1968. ... read more »
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Rep. Robin Kelly Condemn Discriminatory Housing Practices of Facebook Advertising
November 10, 2016
“Ethnic Affinities” advertising that allows users to exclude groups based on race and ethnicity is a clear violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. ... read more »
HUD Announces New Rule to Combat Housing Discrimination
July 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. ... read more »
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