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Protect the Fair Housing Act!

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by

The U.S. House is voting TODAY on its annual housing spending bill, and at the last moment two amendments were introduced that block rights for families facing discrimination, including people with disabilities. Please contact your Representative right now.

Call your Representative right now at:  (202) 224-3121 or click here to send an email to tell them you oppose the Garrett AND the Scalise amendments to H.R. 5972.

Points to mention when you call:

  • These amendments fly in the face of the basic American values of free choice and fairness.
  • The Fair Housing Act has a framework to root out both plainly intentional discriminatory acts and seemingly “neutral” policies that allow housing discrimination to continue nationwide.
  • Rep. Garrett’s amendment attempts to eliminate this decades-old protection for American families by blocking the enforcement of HUD’s proposed regulation regarding the disparate impact theory under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Rep. Scalise’s amendment supersedes local laws that can prohibit landlords from using criminal background checks to deny housing to potential applicants

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