If you thought housing discrimination was dead — you thought wrong. According to HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, housing discrimination is still…
LANCASTER, CALIF.–The town of Lancaster, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles, is under investigation for allegedly discriminating against Black and Latino renters who use Section 8 vouchers to pay their rent. According to reports, residents claim they’re being unjustly surveilled by neighbors and harassed with unannounced visits by sheriff’s deputies and county housing agents. At the […]
The Knob Hill Property Owners Association of Augusta, Georgia has blocked a paralyzed, African-American veteran from receiving a new home that would have been specialized for his health needs. Homes For Our Troops has built over 100 homes for severely disabled vets like Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, which would otherwise be unaffordable for these […]
Detroit Lakes, Minn– A 25 year old woman who was turned away as a tenant because she was African-American will be receiving $25,500 as part of a settlement filed Thursday in federal court in Minneapolis. When Ranesha Halliburton arrived to see the property with her boyfriend and his father, landlord Pearl Beck said it was […]
Different experiences. Different histories. Different roads to living in the United States in 2010. Today, Black, White, and Latino families of the same income have very different levels of wealth. The three groups have different levels of educational attainment, life savings, hourly wages, access to medical care, and different life expectancies.