April 8, 2014

During Fair Housing Month, it’s about “A Matter of Place”

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When I watched the documentary “A Matter of Place” produced by the Fair Housing Justice Center, I was reminded of why our work to end housing discrimination is as relevant today as it was when the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968. Despite the perception of many, this powerful short film shows us that […]

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October 31, 2013

A Day in the Life – Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)

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Welcome to the second edition of a new blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do.   So you think you’ve been discriminated against, now what? Ask someone in HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) how they help fight […]

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July 24, 2013

#Housing101: Knowing Your Rights

In the 1940’s, my grandparents left Jim-Crow Alabama to move to the de-segregated northern town of Cleveland, Ohio.  My grandfather returned to Cleveland after WWII and decided that he wanted to move from the inner-city to the suburbs. He fell in love with a picket fence house in a neighborhood a few miles outside of […]

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May 17, 2013

Fair Housing Means EVERYONE

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By Public Affairs Staff This past Wednesday, Secretary Donovan spoke to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and highlighted the many accomplishments the Administration and HUD have realized on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans: HUD and this administration have taken historic steps in the area […]

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April 1, 2013

It’s All About Fighting Housing Discrimination: April is Fair Housing Month

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Just when you might think or hope that housing discrimination is a thing of the past, we’re reminded it’s still very much a part of society today.  Consider the case of a single mother of two hoping to rent a two-bedroom apartment only to be told by the landlord that there is a “one heart […]

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