March 17, 2011

Women’s History Month Message

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At the Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO), the month of March as Women’s History Month is more than a celebration and recognition of past achievements by women in America in the struggles for freedom, equality and justice. FHEO has a vital present day role for equality for women and the efforts of […]

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February 4, 2011

African American History Month Message 2011

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Our guest blogger today is John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity President Obama has designated February as African American History Month, a time for the nation to recognize the significant achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our country’s heritage. Individuals like Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Norma Sklarek, Jackie […]

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January 20, 2011

Fair is Fair

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When a person is denied housing because of their gender, religion, race/ethnicity or disability status, that’s patently illegal and certainly unfair.  But what about if that same person is lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual?  The Fair Housing Act does not include LGBT status among its protected classes but while the law may not specifically prohibit […]

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December 17, 2010

HUD Continues to Combat Housing Discrimination

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There have been a number of articles in the news this week regarding segregation in America. While the numbers and faces may be different than at the advent of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the law’s essential mandate to end housing segregation is as important as ever. HUD is increasing systemic action against rental, […]

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