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KeyBank, NeighborWorks and The Fair Housing Center collaborate to expand access to home loans for single-family properties throughout Toledo

KeyBank, NeighborWorks Toledo Region and The Fair Housing Center are partnering to make financing single-family homes easier and more affordable for low- to moderate-income individuals and families throughout the city of Toledo. The program, which is funded by a $3 million investment from KeyBank and administered by NeighborWorks, will provide an estimated 60 first mortgage…

Settlement to Improve Accessibility at Senior Housing Community

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman that requires defendants to complete extensive accessibility modifications for Brooklynn Park and pay $400,000 in damages to cover fees, litigation costs, and compensation for the nonprofit organizations’ diversion of resources and frustration…

City of Toledo Affirms its Commitment to Fair Housing and Preserves Core Civil Rights Protections Gutted by HUD

The City of Toledo recently passed legislation to uphold its commitment to housing equity and preserve fundamental civil rights protections. An ordinance drafted by The Fair Housing Center was introduced by Councilmembers Gadus, Komives, and Melden in response to new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations issued by HUD that will effectively gut a key…

The Fair Housing Center Condemns HUD Rule Gutting Key Civil Rights Enforcement Tool to Combat Segregation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations that will weaken efforts to make communities more diverse and equitable. AFFH is a longstanding fair housing enforcement tool that requires local entities to identify and proactively address barriers to housing choice. HUD’s new rule will effectively gut…

Ohio Fair Housing Advocates Oppose the Administration’s Attempt to Gut Core Civil Rights Protection

HUD proposes rule that would expose people of color, women, families with children, people of faith, people with disabilities, and other communities to discrimination Ohio fair housing advocates are condemning a proposed rule recently published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would destroy a key civil rights tool under the Fair…

Leaders Across the State to Gather for Ohio Fair Housing Summit Featuring New York Times Best Selling Author Richard Rothstein

The Fair Housing Center and the Ohio Diversity Council are hosting the Ohio Fair Housing Summit on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Toledo, OH. The all-day summit will draw stakeholders from various sectors across the state to highlight the role of fair housing in fostering…