HUD ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SAME-SEX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION STUDY

June 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) yesterday released the nation’s first-ever national study examining housing discrimination against same-sex couples in the private rental market. The study, An Estimate of Housing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples, measures the treatment same-sex couples receive from rental agents when inquiring about apartments advertised online, as compared to how otherwise similar heterosexual couples are treated.

According to HUD’s study, same-sex couples experience unequal treatment more often than heterosexual couples when responding to internet ads for rental units, and findings show that gay male couples experience more discrimination than lesbian couples.

Read more here: HUD ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SAME-SEX HOUSING DISCRIMINATION STUDY

Courier-Journal: Banks slow down foreclosure pace in Louisville

Louisville lenders may be slowing the rate of sale of the homes of struggling borrowers at foreclosure auctions.

Read the full story from Courier-Journal reporter Jere Downs here: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013305230062

New HUD/Urban Institute Report: “America’s long journey to end housing discrimination remains unfinished.”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Urban Institute, recently released its 2012 Housing Discrimination Study: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. This is the fourth such study of housing discrimination in America sponsored by HUD since the late-1970s.

To read the report, visit the Urban Institute Web site at http://www.urban.org/exposing-housing-discrimination/

You can also read an article about the report and its findings at The Atlantic Cities.

HUD’s press release on the study and findings: RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES FACE MORE SUBTLE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

Louisville HUD furlough day June 14

All HUD offices around the country, including the one in Louisville, will be closed on Friday, June 14, as part of sequestration budget cuts:

(from hud.gov)
HUD OFFICES TO CLOSE NATIONWIDE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH
Seven furlough days to be paired with holidays & weekends to ease impact

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is notifying the public today that it will close its offices nationwide on Friday, June 14 as a result of government-wide automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1, 2013. HUD will resume normal operation on Monday, June 17. We encourage those with business in HUD offices to plan accordingly.