HUD State of Fair Housing Report
Posted by Benjamin Dona on Friday, July 30th, 2010 at 2:28pm.
The 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:
To read the entire report:
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