Just some of the stories in the July-August, 2020 issue of Fair Housing News:
- Black Families Pay 10% Higher Property Taxes than White Families, According to New Study. Read the July 2, 2020 Washington Post article. Read the June, 2020 study.
- Surge in Anti-Asian Harassment and Bigotry Since COVID Emergency Began. Read the July 21, 2020 New York Times article.
- Investigation Finds Some Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Mortgage Borrowers are Paying More for Loans.Read the August 6, 2020 NCRC report release.
- ADL Study Discovers 28% of Americans Experience Severe Online Harassment and Members of Marginalized Groups Experience Even More Hate. Read the June 23, 2020 ADL release.
- While Transit has Improved Since the 1990 ADA, Important Service Gaps Remain. Read the June 26, 2020 Washington Post article.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rescinds Plan To Limit Payday Lending Rates. Read the July 7, 2020 New York Times article.
Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma that could affect Housing Rights. Read the July 9, 2020 New York Times article.
To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News: fhnews20julaug.pdf .
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