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Washington AG's Sweep Uncovers Alleged Discrimination Against Vets

March 13, 2018    

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced the completion of a sweep to crack down on illegal housing discrimination against veterans with disabilities. In Washington, state law prohibits housing practices that discriminate on the basis of disability or veteran status.

Fair Housing Turns 50!

March 13, 2018    

April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the landmark federal law that bans housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

Washington Considers Ban on Housing Discrimination Based on Source of Income

February 21, 2018    

Lawmakers in the state of Washington are considering a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Twelve states already prohibit source-of-income discrimination against tenants.

Owners and Manager of Kansas Rental Properties Sued for Sexual Harassment

February 21, 2018    

The Justice Department has sued the owners and manager of residential rental properties in Kansas for sexual harassment and retaliation against two female residents, according to a recent announcement by the Justice Department. The complaint alleges a pattern or practice of discrimination based...

California Housing Authorities Settle Disability Discrimination Claims

February 21, 2018    

HUD recently announced a settlement with two housing authorities in California to resolve allegations that they discriminated against a resident with disabilities by allegedly refusing to give her more time to find suitable housing that would accept her Section 8 housing voucher.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

February 21, 2018    

California Housing Authority Settles Disability Discrimination Complaint

January 25, 2018    

A California housing authority recently reached an agreement to settle a HUD complaint alleging discrimination against a resident with disabilities. Federal fair housing law prohibits housing discrimination because of a disability, including refusing to make reasonable accommodations in policies...

HUD Awards $37 Million to Fight Housing Discrimination

January 25, 2018    

On Jan. 23, 2018, HUD announced it is awarding $37 million to fight housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). These grants will support more than 150 national and local fair housing organizations working to confront violations of the Fair Housing Act.

New Year's Resolution: Watch How You Treat Families with Children

January 25, 2018    

In January, the Coach kicked off 2018 by offering five New Year’s resolutions to avoid fair housing trouble. Among them: complying with fair housing rules protecting children and their families from housing discrimination.