Mary’s House, the owner and operator of a shelter and transitional living facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, filed a lawsuit in federal court on February 17, 2012, alleging that the State’s decision to stop funding its programs was based on disability-based discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other laws. Joining Mary’s House […]
Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Fair Housing Conference to be held in Raleigh, NC, on Friday, April 27, 2012. The conference, “Ensuring Fair Housing for All in North Carolina,” will feature keynote speaker John Trasviña, the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. […]
On February 22, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) announced the launch of a new series of radio and print public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to teach individuals and families how to recognize and report discrimination in housing because of race, color, sex, religion, national […]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a final rule on February 3, 2012, requiring equal access to housing in HUD programs without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. In its summary of the rule, which will take effect on March 5, 2012, HUD noted that it had previously issued a […]
John Trasviña, the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be the keynote speaker at the “Ensuring Fair Housing for All in North Carolina” Conference in Raleigh, NC. The conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, […]
On January 31, 2012, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against St. Bernard Parish, La., alleging that the parish violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in a multi-year campaign to limit rental housing opportunities for African-Americans. The DOJ’s press release announcing the lawsuit stated: The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the […]
HUD Secretary Shaun Donavan announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will be publishing a final rule in the next week to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status. The rule, which Secretary Donovan announced in a talk before the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on January 28, […]
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.