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  • Why the U.S. needs an economic fair housing act

    A new report lays out a stubborn barrier to equality and upward mobilityBy Patrick SissonAnniversaries are great times to reflect. With the looming 50th anniversary of the landmark Fair Housing Act coming up next year, researcher and scholar Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, decided to examine what worked and consider ways it can be improved.As Kahlenberg lays out in a new report, An Economic Fair Housing Act, the segregation lawmakers hoped to eliminate with this...  Read More...

  • Federal fair housing law protects LGBT couples, court rules for first time

    A federal judge, in a first, ruled Wednesday that the federal law barring housing discrimination protects LGBT people.The married couple who brought the case — Rachel Smith, a transgender woman, and Tonya Smith — were denied a rental townhouse along with their two children by a landlord who gave as a reason their “unique relationship,” they claimed in court.The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to refuse to rent or sell housing to anyone because of “sex, fa...  Read More...

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Arkansas Fair Housing Commission

Carol Johnson, Director

101 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 212
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 682-3247 · (800) 340-9108
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