July 16, 2012

A simple question or a violation of law?

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There are many questions housing providers will ask you when it comes to renting an apartment, buying a home, or applying for a mortgage.  “Are you Hispanic?” shouldn’t be one of them.  The law is clear – you can’t be treated differently based your national origin.  In short, your family tree doesn’t matter. The unequal […]

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June 27, 2012

HUD and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) Work to Gain Equal Access for LGBT Americans – One Home at a Time

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Ed note:  This piece was co-authored by HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña and Director of the Illinois Department of Human Rights Rocco Claps. When President Obama proclaimed June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, he “called upon the people of the United States to eliminate […]

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