Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Disability Housing Bias Complaints Rising (in Ohio)

See this article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It begins:

From 2000 through 2004, the percentage of fair housing complaints in Northeast Ohio charging discrimination based on disability equaled those based on race.

According to a survey of complaints in Northeast Ohio conducted by the Housing Research & Advocacy Center in Cleveland, the number of disability-based complaints increased by more than 50 percent during that time and those based on family status doubled, compared to the previous five-year period. The level of race discrimination complaints remained about the same.

The cases - an average of nearly 112 complaints a year in a six-county region - show that housing discrimination is still widespread here, 38 years after the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, said Jeffrey Dillman, the center's executive director.

Thanks to Ragged Edge for the tip.


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