Tag: housing discrimination

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s New Plan Would Make It Harder to Prove Housing Discrimination

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is run by Ben Carson—aka the Clarence Thomas of the Trump administration—is finishing off Carson’s mission of completely destroying the department before he leaves his post in 2020. According to the Wall Street Journal, HUD released a new proposal on Monday that […]

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A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

Photo: iStock A white woman from Georgia is suing her former landlords, saying they evicted her because she dared to have black guests over at the home she rented from them. Victoria Sutton claims in a suit filed Wednesday that Patricia McCoy and her husband, Allen McCoy, hurled racial slurs and threatened her with violence […]

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Kamala Harris and AOC Introduce Legislation That Protects Formerly Incarcerated People Against Federal Housing Discrimination

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a television interview after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019, in Miami.Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is introducing a bill Wednesday with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that aims to protect people […]

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A New Lawsuit Against a Virginia Apartment Complex Shows How Modern Day Redlining Works

iStock The American Civil Liberties Union filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Virginia apartment complex Tuesday morning for its policy of banning all housing applications from people with criminal records. Filed in Richmond, Va., the lawsuit accuses Wisely Properties and Multifamily Management Services, Inc., owners and operators of the Sterling Glen apartment complex, of […]

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