On August 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which had taken effect on January 1, 2009. According to a press release issued […]
On Friday, September 18, 2015, North Carolina Governor McCrory signed the 2015 State budget that retains the North Carolina Human Relations Commission (HRC) and leaves in place the State Fair Housing Act for the coming year. These provisions had been in doubt since June, when the state Senate had passed a budget bill that would have eliminated the […]
On August 29, 2014, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued a report calling on the United States government to take further steps to address housing discrimination in the nation. The report, which was based on submissions that the U.S. government made to the panel in August 2014, looked at a number of areas […]
Registration is now open for the Fair Housing and Sustainable Communities Conference, which will be held in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The conference will take place at Golden Belt , 807 E. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The conference, including a continental breakfast, is free, but registration […]
Join us on Fri., April 27, 2012 for the first annual Fair Housing Conference. The event, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Holiday Inn Brownstone), 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC, will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Conference panels will cover a wide range of topics including the fair housing rights of the disabled; national origin discrimination; fair lending; and gender-based discrimination.
In addition to working closely with West Tennessee Legal Services and HUD, the Fair Housing Project is partnering with a number of North Carolina non-profit and governmental agencies on the grant, including the North Carolina Human Relations Commission, the Community Investment & Assistance of the North Carolina Commerce Department, Disability Rights North Carolina, North Carolina Housing […]
On May 1, 2011, Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Fair Housing Project began work on a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish North Carolina’s only statewide full-serve fair housing organization.