The Fair Housing App: the Newest Tool for Community Service Leaders
By Jossie Flor Sapunar on 03/21/2013 @ 01:14 PM
Latinos, especially newcomers, continue to face housing discrimination. It is often not reported in part because discrimination victims do not know it has occurred or that what they have faced actually violates the Fair Housing Act.
This app puts into the hands of LULAC council members all the information they need and can pass on to others in the community on their rights against housing discrimination and the housing providers' responsibility under the Fair Housing Act and enables them to file a discrimination complaint from their IPhone.
HUD, LULAC, and community based organizations have participated in community forums in places like North Carolina, Georgia, Nebraska, and Virginia where many newcomers live, and HUD has brought significant housing discrimination cases on behalf of Latino victims of English-Only policies and illegal limitations on renting or buying.
We know community members turn to local LULAC council leaders for advice and help. This app helps LULAC helps community members in need.