Research shows that applying a blanket policy that screens tenants based on their criminal record imposes a disparate impact on protected classes under the Fair Housing Act.
When inquiring about rental units, people with disabilities often get no response. They are less likely than others to be told that a unit is available or invited to check it out. And frequently, they are treated adversely or encouraged to look at a different unit than what was advertised. The Fair Housing Act protects people with disabilities from this form of discrimination. Read the full report here.
NFHA’s 2017 Fair Housing Trends Report highlights the need for the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act by private and public agencies. Housing discrimination persists into the 21st Century and is responsible for the wealth disparities that we witness in American society today. Read the report to further understand how we got to be where we are today. The report covers housing discrimination, lending discrimination, and lack of access to opportunities in minority neighborhoods. NFHA lays out the problem, and provides solutions for the issues that we are obligated to tackle if we are committed to human rights.
The Fair Housing Act protects college students with disabilities since colleges that provide housing must comply with the Fair Housing Laws. Under Fair Housing Laws a college or university may not discriminate against a student on the basis of their disability. Colleges and Universities should make reasonable accommodations for students with mental health disabilities to help them fully participate in University life. Bazelon Center’s “Campus Mental Health: Frequently Asked Questions” Guide helps college students navigate mental health disability rights.
El Centro de Derechos de Vivienda Justa en Sureste Pennsylvania ayuda familias de ingresos moderada o baja y los individuos a través de la publicación de nuestra lista semanal del buscador casero. La lista consta de los alquileres de mercado justos en el área del Condado de Montgomery. Esta lista se puede transferir fuera de este sitio web, envió por correo postal, por correo-e, o se recupera en persona en la oficina con cita previa.
The Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania helps low to moderate income families and individuals through the publication of our bi weekly Home Seeker’s List. The list consists of fair market rentals in the Montgomery County area. This list can be downloaded off of this website, sent via postal mail, e-mailed, or retrieved in person at the office by appointment.
The Fair Housing Act protects individuals against discrimination because of sex. Courts have consistently recognized sexual harassment as a form of discrimination that violates the Fair Housing Act. Read the complete HUD Guidance on Sexual Harassment here. Contact FHRC if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual harassment by a housing provider or real estate agent.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University published “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2017”. Read the comprehensive discussion surrounding current housing issues and trends that we are dealing with in 2017.
Housing providers may not use “lack of English proficiency” as a proxy for national origin discrimination. The guidance states that “singling out persons for disparate treatment because they speak a certain language is typically national origin discrimination.”
HUD issued this guidance to “ensure that the growing number of local nuisance ordinances and crime-free housing ordinances do not lead to discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act.” The guidance is intended to inform state and local governments and private and public housing providers as to how HUD will assess “nuisance” or “crime-free” housing ordinances, policies, or practices alleged to be discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act.