Tag: Housing

NYC Sued for Promoting Segregation

A lawsuit filed against New York City in federal court last week accuses the city of promoting racial and economic segregation through its affordable housing policies. The Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC), which filed the lawsuit, is seeking to remove an “outsider-restriction policy” requiring that 50 percent of affordable units be reserved…

Supreme Court Continues to Scrutinize Civil-Rights Acts

By Sheryl Estrada Civil-rights laws of the 1960s continue to be scrutinized by the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative. On Wednesday, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 will be under a judicial microscope. The high court will consider whether a decision by Dallas…

SLIDESHOW: Housing Discrimination in the U.S.

Blatant acts of housing discrimination faced by minority home seekers continue a overall decline in the U.S., yet more subtle forms of housing denial stubbornly persist, according to a new summary study released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Urban Institute. DiversityInc looks at the…