Congressman Introduces Legislation to Fund Fair Housing Testing

In January 2013, legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to authorize $15 million annually over five years for HUD to administer nationwide fair housing testing to measure patterns of adverse treatment in the housing market.

Congressman Al Green of Texas introduced the Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2013, also known as the Housing Fairness Act of 2013, on Jan. 15, 2013, to coincide with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 84th birthday.

“This important bill represents one more step forward in ending housing discrimination, especially against disabled persons, many of whom are veterans,” Rep. Green said in a statement. “The least a great nation can do is to prevent invidious discrimination against those among us who have suffered a physical loss in defense of our freedom.”

Source: Rep. Al Green’s Office


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