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HUD State of Fair Housing Report

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 2:28pm.

2009 HUD Report on the State of Fair HousingThe Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Fiscal Year 2009 annual State of Fair Housing Report this week. The report is a compilation of complaints filed with HUD and a review of the agency's progress in enforcing the Fair Housing Act.

According to the report, there were 10,242 complaints filed with the agency. Discrimination based on a person's disability status (44%) accounted for the largest single category of complaint, followed by discrimination based on race (31%) and discrimination based on family status (20%). It also highlights HUD's recent efforts to ensure that the agency's core housing programs are open to all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hud's Assistant Secretary John Trasvina said "the report is a stark reminder that HUD and our fair housing partners must redouble our commitment to end housing discrimination."

We heartily concur with his assessment.

For additional information about Fair Housing visit HUD's website:

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4 Responses to "HUD State of Fair Housing Report"

Marc in Miami wrote:
Great post. The figures are alarming though. I wonder what has happened to the federal laws that prohibit a number of types of housing discrimination. The HUD really has to redouble its commitment to end housing discrimination because it is downright wicked and unfair...

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 3:07pm.

Benjamin wrote:
Actually, I was a little surprised too. You'd have to be pretty stupid to discriminate against anyone in this day and age.

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 3:22pm.

Marbella wrote:
We all know there are some imbeciles out there. But so many who still discriminate against people?

Posted on Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 12:56am.

Aprilette wrote:
This is very intriguing and quite a controversy, since discrimination is such a sensitive issue. Hope this doesn't blow out of proportion.

Posted on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at 4:04am.

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