April 27, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans honors President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their leadership to end veteran homelessness. The Associated Press reports that the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March. American Indian communities look to tap renewable energy potential with federal seed money. Craigslist changes […]

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February 29, 2012

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

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Cross posted from HuffingtonPost.com A recent report by the Manhattan Institute concludes that American cities are now more integrated than they have been in a century. According to the report, all-white neighborhoods are effectively extinct, and while segregated neighborhoods racked with poverty persist, they are in decline. Undeniably, our nation has made historic strides towards […]

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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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February 16, 2012

Addressing Domestic Violence Discrimination

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Our guest blogger today is Allison Beach, Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Victims of domestic violence too often experience housing discrimination because the acts of their abuser.  Housing authorities and landlords evict victims under zero-tolerance crime policies, citing the violent acts of a household member or guest.  Victims are evicted […]

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December 14, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Newly opened senior apartments in Huntsville, AL.   Secretaries Donovan, Sebelius and Solis discuss the Administration’s progress on ending homelessness. Lawsuit filed against Miami based realtors accused of discriminatory housing practices. Improve your home value by going green. Knoxville, TN offering rebates for energy-efficiency updates to its residents. And signs of […]

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