Ruling National Fair Housing Alliance Statement on Ruling in NFHA, et al v. Carson --08/17/18 On May 8th, 2018, alongside other civil rights organizations, PRRAC filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and obligation to submit an Assessment of Fair Housing, for over 900 jurisdictions (the … [Read more...] about National Fair Housing Alliance et al v. Carson (2018)
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By: Shaun Donovan, Former Secretary of the Department for Housing and Urban Development The Kerner Commission report was a remarkable leap forward in at least three ways. First, most importantly, it represented our government stating the unvarnished truth about race relations in our country. In response to three simple questions from President Johnson—What happened? … [Read more...] about Honoring the Promise
By Sherrilyn Ifill People think: everybody has a race, and so everybody knows about race. But civil rights is actually an incredibly complex discipline. To do this work, certainly to do this work as a litigator, requires that you understand history, that you understand sociology, that you understand economics, that you understand political science, that you understand … [Read more...] about A Matter of Democratic Survival
By Stephen Menendian & Richard Rothstein Fifty years ago the nation confronted a historical choice, but did not act. In 1968 a special commission— established by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate why uprisings broke out in more than 100 cities the previous year—warned that America was hurtling down a destructive path: “Our nation is moving toward … [Read more...] about Reflections on Kerner at 50: Introduction
October 23, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Today, several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) challenging its decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. Five organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC law … [Read more...] about Press release: Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Over Suspension of Rule Assisting Low-Income Families