Majority of Housing Discrimination Complaints are filed based on disability

st-louis-realtor-dennis-norman-federal-fair-housing-disability-discriminationOver forty years ago Congress passed Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 known as “The Fair Housing Act“. This act prohibits discrimination in public and private housing markets that is based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. At that time, the most common type of discrimination in housing was based upon race or color. Today, according to a recent report by HUD, the majority of housing discrimination complaints filed are based on disability discrimination.

Highlights from HUD’s report on the Status of Fair Housing:

  • In 2010, there were 10,155 housing discrimination complaints were filed with HUD and its Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) partners (state and local government agencies designated by HUD to investigate Fair Housing Act complaints in their jurisdictions).
    • This total is slightly lower than in 2009, when total complaints reached 10,242.
    • Notably, 2010 also marks the fifth consecutive year that housing discrimination grievances exceeded 10,000.
  • As in previous years, the highest percentage of these complaints were filed based on disability (48%) followed by race (34%).
    • Although the number of complaints based on disability and race used to be quite similar, the gap separating the two has widened every year since 2007.
    • Complaints were also filed based on familial status (15%), national origin (12%), sex (11%), religion (3%), color (2%), and retaliation (7%).
    • Of those complaints based on national origin, 7 percent were founded on housing discrimination against those with Hispanic or Latino backgrounds.

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “Live Free, Annual Report on Fair Housing, FY2010,” Table 1, p. 20. Percentages do not total 100% as complaints may contain multiple bases.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

13 comments to Majority of Housing Discrimination Complaints are filed based on disability

  • certainly like your web-site but you need to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the reality nevertheless I will surely come back again.

  • Whats Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely useful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help other users like its helped me. Good job.

  • I like this website very much so much fantastic information.

  • I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

  • I truly prize your work, Great post.

  • constantly i used to read smaller content that also clear
    their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading here.

  • I’d should check with you here. Which is not something I normally do! I take pleasure in reading a publish that may make individuals think. Also, thanks for allowing me to remark!

  • Great wordpress blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care

  • you have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?

  • Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your web site is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you?¦ve on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What an ideal web site.

  • I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to reach my goals. I certainly enjoy reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the tips coming. I liked it!

  • It is really a great and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Good day I am so glad I found your site, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Google for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a marvelous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>