Fair Housing Project2020-06-17T18:15:47-04:00



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Recognize the difference between legitimate health and safety concerns from discrimination.
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Peters Township School District’s marching band wore blackface to its school’s football game against Woodland Hills.

Peters Township is 0.6% Black.

Woodland Hills School District is 27.6% Black.

Housing discrimination has left our schools segregated.

The Pinedas, a Latina and Filipina couple with minor aged children who live in Louisville, KY have had racial slurs painted on their sidewalk, cat litter put in their fountain, and death threats with bullets left in their mailbox.

Their attacker? Their neighbor.

“Pittsburgh is a focal point for white supremacy and extremists, an FBI analyst said…” in a recent symposium on domestic terrorism at Duquesne University.

“Extremist groups are active here in holding events and recruiting.”

"It’s a common misconception: Black people would be wealthier if they just didn’t spend so much on clothes, sneakers and cars;

Black families’ median wealth is $24,100;

White families’ median wealth is $188,200”

@SingletaryM lays out the math of systemic racism.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits fee(s) due to a tenant's Protected Class.

Thereby a landlord may not impose a pet fee for an Emotional Support Animal that is required due to a tenant’s disability.

“Who can think straight when they’re facing eviction?” Vanessa Lee a tenant who faced eviction in Harrisburg, PA.

If you are facing eviction, you’re not alone.

Evictions, which occur much faster than foreclosures, are disproportionately impacting Black and Brown households.

Redfin, an online home sales platform, is sued by @natfairhouse and other fair housing orgs for modern day redlining by disproportionately refusing to serve Black and Brown communities.

Ashley and her children had to move because her abusive ex-husband was stalking her. Her landlord refused to release her from her lease and his policy accelerated the rent for the remainder of the lease for vacating the unit early.

We lift up the names of:

Joyce Fienberg

Richard Gottfried

Rose Mallinger

Jerry Rabinowitz

Cecil and David Rosenthal (brothers)

Sylvan and Bernice Simon (spouses)

Daniel Stein

Melvin Wax

Irving Younger

Does increased profit justify housing providers using business models that exploit institutional discrimination?

Can decisions that perpetuate housing segregation continue?

Fair housing says no.

Meet Savannah, who is new @FHPPgh staff!

She grew up in Slippery Rock, PA & attended @juniatacollege for Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies. Being a sociology teaching assistant for classes held in state prisons helped her develop an interest in criminal justice reform.

“The only way to allow Americans to have that kind of access to any sort of housing or mortgages in the first place was if it was somehow be that they be allowed to exclude Black people from it” Ta-Nehisi Coates on decisionmakers’ mindsets in creating the US’ housing market

“We are a little bit late to the game. And so we got a lot of making up to do…So before we celebrate ourselves and before we, you know, pat ourselves on the back…Let’s reflect on how long it took us to get here and let’s not repeat that same mistake.” @diamontewalker

Avenues of Hope is the @Pittsburgh and @urapgh investing in Black Pittsburgh.

“For our city to thrive, for our city to grow, for our city to sustain itself, we must also have a thriving Black community,” Pittsburgh City Council Member Daniel Lavelle @RDLavelle

FHP condemns hate in all of its forms.

We are united with Gisele Fetterman @giselefetterman the Second Lady of PA who was verbally assailed with racial slurs this past weekend in our shared home of western PA. https://www.wtae.com/article/pennsylvania-second-lady-gisele-fetterman-verbally-assaulted-called-racial-slur-grocery-store/34344325

The National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2020 fair housing conference closed out with the #BlackGirlMagic of Keenya Robertson President and CEO of @hope_fhc and Lisa Rice @ItsLisaRice President and CEO of @natfairhouse

Thank you for bringing us all together! #NFHAConference2020

Fair housing is intersectionality. The federal FHAct protections are race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

“Your fight is our fight,” Janet Murguía @JMurguia_Unidos President and CEO of @WeAreUnidosUS said it best. #NFHAConference2020

Sherrilyn Ifill @Sifill_LDF the President and Director-Counsel of @NAACP_LDF called out the exhaustion of white America with the racial justice movement of the 1960’s impacting the lack of “powerful will” to enforce Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. #NFHAConference2020

Fair Housing and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing are twofold.

1. Desegregate a housing infrastructure built on “Whites Only” rules.

2. Invest in our Black and Brown homeowners and neighborhoods that have been neglected and ignored.

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