October 22, 2015

New housing rule protects most vulnerable women from sexual harassment in their home

Crossed posted from MomsRising.org A home should be a refuge and a place of comfort. But for many women their landlords are a source of fear, demanding sexual favors along with rent money. This kind of sexual harassment isn’t often in the news cycle but it happens routinely, just below the radar, and it’s one […]

July 29, 2015

Protecting the Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 on July 26th.  This landmark legislation has had a positive impact on so many lives over the last 25 years – and as I think about the programs I have worked on in the field and at HUD, I think about how much the ADA helped us […]

June 16, 2015

Protecting every person’s access to housing

From the patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn whose stand against police brutality in 1969 sparked a national movement, to the brave young people who come out and speak out every day, courageous individuals have fought throughout history to solidify our country’s founding principles and extend democracy’s reach.