Just some of the stories in the current issue of Fair Housing News :
Montgomery County Outlaws Discrimination Against Some Types of Hairstyles, Including “Braids, Locks, Afros, Curls, and Twists.” Read the November 6, 2019 Washington Post article.
- Incoming Immigrants Help to Lessen Baltimore’s Population Loss. Read the November 15, 2019 WTOP 103.5 article.
- FBI Reports Highest Number of Hate Crime Violence in Sixteen Years. Read the November 12, 2019 New York Times article.
- Georgia State Study Finds Early Life Racial Discrimination is Linked to Depression and Faster Aging for African Americans. Read the September 27, 2019 Georgia State University News Hub article.
- The “OK” Hand Gesture is Now a Hate Symbol, the ADL Says. Read the September 26, 2019 CNN article.
- Wells Fargo Will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million to Settle Allegations of Shady Sales Tactics. Read the August 23, 2019 CNN article.
HUD Announces $1.5 Million Settlement with Bridgeport, Connecticut Housing Authority Resolving Disability Discrimination Claims. Read the November 5, 2019 HUD press release.
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