February 8, 2013

Reaffirming the Fair Housing Act

Great strides have been made toward ending discrimination in housing since passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. Unfortunately, discrimination continues, often in subtle forms. I’m proud to announce that today HUD took an important step forward in our continuing efforts to expose and end discrimination in housing, through the issuance of a rule […]

December 10, 2012

HUD, Houston Housing Authority Settle Discrimination Complaint Involving Deaf Resident

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On October 23, HUD reached an agreement with the Houston Housing Authority resolving allegations that the housing authority discriminated against a deaf resident by refusing to provide her with an interpreter at a hearing to determine her continued eligibility for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program.  The resident was allegedly forced to rely on her daughter, […]