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…

Local Disability Groups Collaborate with TARTA to Make Franklin Park Mall More Accessible

Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) came together for a press conference to announce a new TARTA bus stop located near Charming Charlie at Franklin Park Mall on August 20. This achievement is a culmination…

Local Builder’s Negligence is Responsible for Unsafe and Inaccessible Living Conditions Affecting Seniors and Residents with Disabilities

A joint lawsuit filed by The Fair Housing Center, The Ability Center, and Brooklynn Park resident Jenny Tillman alleges that Brooklynn Park Villas, a 55+ housing community in Toledo, Ohio, was falsely marketed as accessible but exhibits glaring violations of The Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…

Lawsuit Accuses Three National Companies with Neglect of Foreclosures in Toledo and 29 Other Cities Across the U.S.

Today, The Fair Housing Center joined the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 18 other fair housing organizations to file a housing discrimination lawsuit against Deutsche Bank, Ocwen Financial, and Altisource for neglecting foreclosed homes in communities of color in 30 metropolitan areas across the United States, including Toledo. The lawsuit filed in federal district…