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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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Developer of Luxury Condominiums Sued for Selling Handicap Parking Spaces to Residents for a Profit

Mon, Apr 11, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - A federal court lawsuit was filed today by HOPE Fair Housing Center and Fahad Jafri, a 31-year old Chicago man disabled by multiple sclerosis, against the developers of the Chandler Condominiums, a 304 unit luxury condominium building located at 450 Waterside Dr., Chicago, IL. The suit alleges

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What’s in a Name? Or, "Discrimination‟ by Any Other Name Would Still Be As Painful

Tue, Nov 30, 2010

Housing discrimination based on race not only occurs in face-to-face encounters or voice recognition over the telephone, but also through emails from housing providers. “What's in a Name” is an internet testing project of housing providers in DuPage County conducted by HOPE Fair Housing Center. The purpose of the testing

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Housing Discrimination: You Had Me At "Hello"

Fri, Aug 20, 2010

Over the past month tests were conducted of rental housing on the East Side of Rockford. This most recent analysis showed that potential tenants are much more likely to obtain an apartment, and feel welcome if they are white than if they are African-American. This was shown through the feedback

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Ground-Breaking Fair Housing Settlement

Thu, Aug 20, 2009

On August 20, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Justice and Westchester County, New York announced a $62.5 million ground-breaking fair housing settlement with the Anti-Discrimination Center. In response, Shanna L. Smith, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, stated that: "The settlement

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