Protected Class
This category includes African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Caucasian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and multi-racial. Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Where You Live is Your Choice

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster showing a Black mother and daughter: Don’t let anyone tell you differently. We found the home of our dreams, but the real estate agent said she thought we would be more comfortable in a different neighborhood. But I know it’s illegal to steer prospective homeowners to or from certain neighborhoods based on race or national origin. Report racial steering and put an end to it. Like we did. Fair housing is your right. Use it. Formatted for Bus Shelter. HUD website/phone for contact info.Open Publication

Fair Housing: Harassment & Retaliation - Sample Policy

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
This customizable handbook produced by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington State contains information on harassment and retaliation prohibited by the Fair Housing Act, Washington state/local fair housing laws. It contains a sample harrassment and retaliation policy and guideline for staff, and guidelines for residents. This publication also addresses harassment against local protected classes (sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans, etc.).Open Publication

Prima Facie Case Elements for Different Types of Claims

created on Mon, 2017-05-01   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-01
This foldout reference resource provides a list of the most common prima facie case elements for fair housing cases.Open Publication

The Case for Fair Housing: 2017 Fair Housing Trends Report

created on Wed, 2017-04-19   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-15
We live in a society that is racially and economically divided. In fact, the U.S ranks at the bottom when it comes to comparative data on poverty, employment, income and wealth inequality, education, health inequality, and residential segregation. The inequalities of today were centuries in the making – resulting from government policy, housing industry practices, individual acts of discrimination, and local zoning and land use barriers. Current policies and practices reinforce and perpetuate segregation and inequality. We simply cannot prosper as a nation with this level of inequality and...Open Publication

The Only Way to Stop Housing Discrimination is to Report It

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
Radio PSA advises how to recognize housing discrimination and how to report it to HUD.Open Publication

Run Fast (Predatory Lending)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA explains how to recognize predatory lending and what to do about it.Open Publication

Directions (Foreclosure Prevention)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA advises how to save your home from foreclosure and locate a free HUD-approved Housing Counselor.Open Publication

Your Fair Housing Rights

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This brochure outlines rights under the federal Fair Housing Act, including some signs of possible discrimination. It answers common questions about disability, reasonable accommodations, familial status, and discusses protection against discrimination in lending, appraising and insurance.Open Publication

Study of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This study examines the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) from its inception in 1987 through 2006. The goals of this study are to create a history of FHIP, describe its grantees, analyze the types of grants awarded through the program, and analyze the outcomes of cases investigated by grant recipients, especially the comparison of the outcomes of cases referred by the grantees with those referred by others. It is useful to note the limitations of this study. It is primarily a process study of FHIP based on interviews with FHIP grantee organizations. Outcomes are reported based on cases...Open Publication

Risk or Race: An Assessment of Subprime Lending Patterns in Nine Metropolitan Areas

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
Over the past decade, numerous studies have raised concerns that subprime lenders were inappropriately targeting economically vulnerable neighborhoods and that some borrowers, particularly African-Americans, were paying more than necessary for mortgage financing. Indeed, there is a substantial body of literature consistent with the finding that predominantly African-American neighborhoods had much higher shares of loans originated by subprime lenders than areas where whites predominated, while even controlling for a range of factors that are likely to influence the allocation of mortgage...Open Publication

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