Just some of the stories in the March-April, 2021 issue of Fair Housing News:
HUD Will Enforce the Fair Housing Act to Prohibit Housing Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. https://ncrc.org/same-sex-couples-and-mortgage-lending/. Read the February 11, 2021 HUD press release. Read the February 11, 2021 NCRC statement.
Study Finds Segregation-Produced Urban Heating Disproportionately Affects Black and Latino Children Before Birth & in Their Early Years. The (London) Guardian, February 16, 2021.
HUD Approves Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank Resolving Claims of Lending Discrimination. Read the March 21, 2021 HUD release.
A Baltimore Episcopal Church Founded by Slaveholders in the 1860s will spend $500,000 Over the Next Five Years to Establish a Fund Intended as Reparations for Slavery.Read the January 29, 2021 Baltimore Sun article.
Maryland U.S. attorney’s New Civil Rights Unit to Focus on Biased-Based Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism in the State. Read the March 11, 2021 Washington Post article.
‘Racial Bias Runs Deep’ at America’s Largest Banks, Study Says. Read the March 18, 2021 CNN article.
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