Housing Discrimination

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Victims of Domestic Abuse Deserve Protection, Not an Eviction Notice

By Elayne Weiss, Washington Legislative Office & Sandra S. Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 2:08pm
Imagine coming home to find that you are being evicted from your apartment. But it’s not because you haven’t paid rent; it’s because you are a victim of domestic violence. That’s exactly what happened to ACLU client Tanica Lewis.
Concord Slammed the Door in My Face Because I Wanted to Protect My Children

Concord Slammed the Door in My Face Because I Wanted to Protect My Children

By Hope at 10:01am

My name is Hope. I am survivor of domestic violence. To protect myself, I fled from my husband and changed my name and social security number. I have sole custody of two children from this abusive relationship. I never changed my children's names…

Sen. Kerry and Rep. Nadler Introduce Housing Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:33am

This morning, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act in the Senate and House. This legislation would, among other things, amend both the Fair Housing Act and the Equal…

Racial Segregation Kills More Than Lung Cancer

By Francisco Pardo, Racial Justice Program & Swati Prakash, Racial Justice Program at 12:23pm

Each year, 176,000 Americans die as a result of racial segregation, according to a study reported in The New York Times this week. That's more than the number of people killed by strokes or in accidents each year. While the study does not describe…

New HUD Rules Target Stereotyping of Domestic Violence Victims

By Sandra S. Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 3:34pm

Tanica Lewis and her children were evicted from their apartment after her ex-partner, Reuben Thomas, broke in while she was at work. Her landlord decided that Thomas was her "guest" and held her responsible for his property damage, despite…

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