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, […]

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November 14, 2012

Providers of Housing for Older Persons Open Doors to Non –Elderly Sandy Evacuees

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Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the Northeast, with major disaster areas declared across four states. Yet it is often times of great adversity that bring out the best in us all. Throughout the affected areas and throughout the country, communities have come together, hearts and doors have opened, and the warmth of collective compassion is […]

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October 26, 2012

What National Disability Employment Awareness Month Means at HUD

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In observance of October’s National Disability Awareness Month, yesterday Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Johnston joined Advocates for HUD Employees with Disabilities and the Office of Department Equal Employment Opportunity to recognize the indispensable contributions people with disabilities make in our communities and workplaces. During the ceremony Acting Assistant Secretary Johnston said: “For generations, people with […]

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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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August 13, 2012

Three years later, it’s time to follow through

It was three years ago on a steamy August afternoon when HUD, the Justice Department and Westchester County, New York came together to celebrate  a landmark civil rights agreement.  At the time, Secretary Donovan said, “The agreement we announce today demonstrates Westchester County’s commitment to make sure its neighborhoods are open to everyone, regardless of […]

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