Ads depicting all whites violate the Federal Fair Housing Act, according to Attorney Margaret Brown, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit. VOD sent photos of the ads to her. Brown said the Center will open an investigation.“The depiction of any single race in an ad or a series of ads is a violation of the Fair Housing Act,” Brown, formerly Director of Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority MSHDA, told VOD.
via VOICE OF DETROIT
The short answer to your question is no. A certificate from a website, in all likelihood, has nothing to do with whether a tenant is entitled to have an emotional support animal.
A federal housing agency is accusing a western Wisconsin landlord of refusing to rent a rural house to a single mother because there was no man to live with her “to shovel the snow,” but the property owner said Saturday that she was simply watching out for the womans welfare.
“Fairness dictates, and the Fair Housing Act requires, that housing decisions not be based on outmoded stereotypes of people’s `place’ in our society,”
via Journal Times.
The case of a senior citizen battling her condo to keep her emotional-service-dog is moving to federal court.
The agency has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families are arbitrarily excluded from some housing opportunities in the private sector, and wants to ensure they have the opportunity to compete fairly for agency funds.
via Courthouse News Service.
The suit charged that Harry Norman and Sherrouse, metro Atlanta real estate agents, advertised a “no-child policy” at a unit for sale
via The Marietta Daily Journal
A Postville landlord has filed discrimination lawsuits against the city, the city clerk and two council members, alleging that their actions devastated his business.
via The Des Moines Register.
Predatory lending aimed at racially segregated minority neighborhoods led to mass foreclosures that fueled the U.S. housing crisis, according to a new study published in the American Sociological Review