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HOPE Comments on Proposed Changes to AFFH Rule

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has  released  an Advance Notice on Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on proposed changes to its 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which will weaken fair housing oversight on jursidictions and public housing agencies across the country. HOPE submitted a public comment on

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City of Peoria's Motion to Dismiss HOPE's Complaint Denied by U.S. District Judge

Mon, May 14, 2018

PEORIA, IL—United States District Judge, Hon. Sara Darrow, entered an order on Monday to deny the City of Peoria's motion to dismiss the federal complaint filed by HOPE Fair Housing Center. In that complaint filed in August of 2017, HOPE alleged that the City’s enforcement of its “chronic nuisance ordinance”

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City of Peoria, IL Sued for Race and Sex Discrimination

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

PEORIA, IL—HOPE Fair Housing Center filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Peoria, Illinois on Thursday, alleging that the City’s enforcement of its “chronic nuisance ordinance” unlawfully targets African-Americans and survivors of domestic violence—violating the Fair Housing Act on the basis of race and sex and resulting in unwarranted

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Fannie Mae Fails to Maintain Foreclosures in African American and Latino Neighborhoods

Mon, Dec 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, HOPE Fair Housing Center joins the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 other local fair housing organizations from across the United States to file a housing discrimination lawsuit against Fannie Mae in federal district court in San Francisco, California. The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae

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Fair Housing Organizations and Ryan Companies Agree to Make Housing Complexes Accessible

Tue, Nov 10, 2015

WINNETKA, IL – The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Open Communities, and HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) have reached an agreement with Ryan Companies US, Inc. to make Ryan properties compliant with the accessibility requirements of the federal Fair Housing Act. Ryan Companies has agreed to make alterations to over

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SOURCE OF INCOME AND RACE INVESTIGATION Report Release - Suburban Cook County

Tue, Oct 13, 2015

August 8th, 2015 marked two years since the amendment making it a violation of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance to discriminate based on housing choice voucher status became effective. The Cook County ordinance does not require landlords to accept all applicants with vouchers, but only to decide whether to

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Dept. of Justice Case Settles for $251,500 in Housing Discrimination Suit v. Effingham, IL Landlord

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

After receiving a complaint intake regarding discrimination and harassment based on race in a mobile home park in Southern Illinois, HOPE Fair Housing Center was able to secure assistance in investigating the civil rights violation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the US Department of

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Bloomingdale Denies Persons with Disabilities Right to Live in Village

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Little City Foundation and HOPE Fair Housing Center have filed an administrative complaint with HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity against the Village of Bloomingdale alleging illegal discrimination against people with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. Joined in the complaint are Bloomingdale homeowners who

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HOPE v. University Village, DeKalb, IL

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against University Village in DeKalb, IL for $262,500 in damages and attorney fees. HOPE joined Regina Wallace, a resident at University Village, and RAMP Center for Independent Living in filing the suit. The settlement arises out of a Federal lawsuit filed in

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HOPE v. Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Thu, Jun 5, 2014

Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) and Open Communities announced a lawsuit against Ryan Companies US, Inc, James N. Bergman, Thomas and Thomas Associates, and several of their affiliates, alleging discrimination against people with disabilities. Ryan Companies and its affiliates built affordable senior apartments

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