Friday, November 5, 2010

Check out the October Edition of FAIR HOUSING E-NEWS:

(October, 2010 - Vol. 16, No. 5)

Welcome to this edition of Fair Housing E-News! This newsletter is produced by the GBCHRB as a public service. More info/resources: To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News, click here: fhnews10oct.pdf. Just a few of the August headlines are:

HUD Fair Housing Report Finds Most Complaints Allege Disability Discrimination. Read the 2009 National Fair Housing Report.

In Disability News

Harris Survey on ADA Compliance Finds Companies Lag in Efforts to Diversify.

National Council on Disability Calls for Affordable, Accessible, and Appropriate Housing for People with Disabilities.

Other Fair Housing News

All 50 U. S. States Launch Joint Investigation Of The Mortgage Industry.
Read the October 12, 2010 Reuters Article.

NCRC Study Argues That the Community Reinvestment Act Lessened Damage to Communities in the Recession. Read the Report.

A Majority of Americans Believe Gay and Lesbian Couples in Committed Relationships Should Receive Equal Workplace Benefits as Heterosexual Married Couples.
Read the October 4, 2010 Harris Interactive Article.

HUD Discrimination Charges
HUD Charges New York Landlord With Discriminating Against A Tenant With Disabilities, as Its First-Come, First-Served Parking Policy is Discriminatory. Read the October 1, 2010 HUD Press Release.

HUD Charges Chicago Architect, Developer With Failure To Build Apartments That Are Accessible To Persons With Disabilities. Read the July 26, 2010 HUD Press Release.

DOJ Discrimination Charges

U. S. Justice Department Signs Agreements with Fort Myers, FL, and Newport, RI, For Civic Access for People with Disabilities. Read the Sept. 30, 2010 DOJ Press Release.

DOJ Signs Agreements with Cities of Muskegon and Cheyenne to Ensure Access for People with Disabilities.

DOJ Publishes Final Rules on Nondiscrimination in Public Accommodations, Commercial Facilities, and State & Local Government Services.


The U.S. Department of Justice Has An Excellent Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page.

Interesting Books
Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States by John Iceland.

The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in Twenty-First Century America
by Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean.