September 10, 2012

With your help, we will put a stop to maternity leave discrimination

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Last week, we announced a $20,000 settlement, the latest in a series of important HUD enforcement actions across the country to address denials of home loans to women because they are pregnant or on maternity leave.  We are able to aggressively pursue this type of discrimination because of organizations like Momrising that work to end […]

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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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April 5, 2012

Fair Housing Month Reminds us to Live Free

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Yesterday I had the great honor of standing in the shadow of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the 44th anniversary of his death. We gathered at the foot of his memorial in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor his life and legacy and to give thanks to a man who devoted his […]

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February 29, 2012

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

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Cross posted from HuffingtonPost.com A recent report by the Manhattan Institute concludes that American cities are now more integrated than they have been in a century. According to the report, all-white neighborhoods are effectively extinct, and while segregated neighborhoods racked with poverty persist, they are in decline. Undeniably, our nation has made historic strides towards […]

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