February 23, 2012

Housing Discrimination in Focus

Imagine these scenarios: A veteran who can’t access his apartment because he’s in a wheelchair. A couple with a foreign nationality who is denied housing because of how they look. A Black child whose family is told they have to look in another neighborhood where they might be “more comfortable.” Think these situations are a […]

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August 25, 2011

Protecting Disabled Tenants: Service Animals and Fair Housing

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Moving into an apartment with a no-pet policy may seem like a no-brainer if you don’t have any pets and plan to keep it that way. But what happens when circumstances leave you, the tenant, in need of a service animal? Under the Fair Housing Act, you’re protected – and the Department of Housing and […]

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April 14, 2011

Living Free: Celebrating the Accessibility Requirements of the Fair Housing Act

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Our guest blogger today is Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity This week during the 43rd anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, I asked one of my colleagues in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), […]

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