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Secretary Benjamin Carson Defends HUD

“HUD will always be a force for fairness,” said Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Benjamin Carson in an opinion piece. Here's what the Secretary said regarding recent actions taken against Facebook.

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Fair Housing Still a Concept More Than a Reality

The Fair Housing act was supposed to level the playing field for American minority groups nearly 50 years ago. While segregation and homeownership among blacks and Latinos has improved in some areas, age-old issues still linger. And it’s been especially rough since the recession.

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HUD Issues Proposed Rule to Protect Housing Harassment Victims

HUD announced Wednesday that it is issuing a proposed rule to protect consumers being harassed in housing. The newly proposed rule would formalize standards to bring about claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule, also known as "Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices under the Fair Housing Act,” was published in the Federal Register today for public comment.

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Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Disparate Impact Arguments

The case scheduled to be heard later this month centers on claims that the Texas state housing department's fixed criteria for approving tax credits for low-income housing developers resulted in the approval of such credits for a larger percentage of developers in areas more heavily populated by minorities than in areas more populated by whites.

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