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HOPE v. Aurora Housing Authority

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

In May, 2014 HOPE reached a settlement with the Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) in the wake of a Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) it entered into with HUD as a result of HOPE’s 2013 complaint. HOPE filed its complaint after the AHA’s decision not to redevelop the Jericho Circle complex. The

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HOPE Announces Austin Works 2014 Funding Awards for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

WEST CHICAGO, IL – Today, HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) announces the Austin Works 2014 funding awards for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization programs working in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Recipients include: Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc.; Oak Park Regional Housing Center; Austin Coming Together/GoodCity NFP; and Westside Health Authority. View

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HOPE Announces RFP to Award $600,000 in Grant Funds for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Fri, Oct 18, 2013

CHICAGO, IL – Today, HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for grant funds totaling $600,000 to be used for revitalization of the Austin community in Chicago. Funds will be awarded to projects that will rehabilitate 1-4 unit properties for owner-occupancy or strengthen

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HOPE Sues Eden Supportive Living & State of Illinois Over Unfair Disability Policies and Practices

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Chicago, IL – Today HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) announced a lawsuit against Eden Supportive Living Facilities (Eden) and the State of Illinois for unfair policies and practices against persons with mental health diagnoses. “Millions of Americans have one or more diagnoses of mental illness, an estimated 26 percent of Americans

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Ground-Breaking Fair Housing Agreement for Marketing and Maintenance of Foreclosed Properties

Thu, Jun 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), HOPE Fair Housing Center, and 13 other member organizations announced a collaboration with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. that will provide funds in 19 cities to foster homeownership, assist with rebuilding neighborhoods of color impacted by the foreclosure crisis, and promote

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Midwest Housing Developer Accused of Housing Discrimination

Wed, Dec 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and HOPE Fair Housing Center have filed a lawsuit against Midwest developer Buckingham Realty and Development Corp. and co-defendants Buckingham Construction Corp.; Buckingham Management, LLC; Buckingham MR, LLC; Grand Prairie Apartments, LLC; Michigan Road

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Fair Housing Organizations Find Bank of America Discriminates in the Midwest

Tue, Oct 23, 2012

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the HOPE Fair Housing Center, the South Suburban Housing Center, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council and the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana announced a federal housing discrimination complaint against Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., and

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Housing discrimination's new main target? The disabled

Tue, May 29, 2012

Thanks to Anne Houghtaling for speaking with the Northwestern Graduate Student Reporter. Here is the story she produced.

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Fair Housing Organizations File Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Bank

Tue, Apr 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), HOPE Fair Housing Center, and three other member organizations announced a federal housing discrimination complaint against U.S. Bancorp and U.S. Bank National Bank Association. This complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the

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HOPE Fair Housing Center introduces New Executive Director, Anne V. Houghtaling

Wed, Sep 28, 2011

The Board of Directors of HOPE Fair Housing Center is pleased and honored to announce the appointment of Ms. Anne V. Houghtaling as the new Executive Director, effective October 1, 2011. Ms. Houghtaling is an attorney who has worked to further fair housing for over 16 years. As the Director of

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