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Vol. 43, Issue 10
The November-December issue of the Housing Law Bulletin features highlights from the 2013 HJN Training and Meeting; the text of the inspiring HJN keynote address by the Hon. Thelton E. Henderson; an overview of case law on the question of whether shelters are "dwellings" under the Fair Housing Act; a summary of a 2012 study finding that African-American women face higher eviction rates in Milwaukee; and a Questions Corner discussing obtaining reasonable accommodations for clients experiencing hoarding issues. The issue also includes summaries of recent cases, notices, and regulations.
Table of Contents
NHLP Hosts the Housing Justice Network Meeting in San Francisco
National Housing Law Project 45th Anniversary Luncheon Remarks
Oregon District Court Enjoins RD Multifamily Foreclosure
Shelters and the Definition of “Dwelling” Under the Fair Housing Act
Study Finds African-American Women Evicted at Higher Rates
Update: Settlement Reached in Mount Holly Litigation
Recent Housing-Related Regulations and Notices
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In October 2013, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) hosted the 2013 Housing Justice Network (HJN) Basic Training and Meeting in San Francisco, California. The event brought together approximately 180 housing advocates from across the nation. Attendees discussed current developments in the federal housing programs and fair housing, shared strategies for representing low-income tenants, and...
This article is the text of the Housing Justice Network (HJN) keynote address given by the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson on October 17, 2013 at the National Housing Law Project’s 45th anniversary luncheon in San Francisco. Judge Henderson currently serves as the Senior District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Henderson has a distinguished...
Low-income tenants face numerous obstacles to obtaining safe, affordable, and decent housing and to maintaining housing stability. Matthew Desmond, a Harvard University sociologist, recently published an article describing one of those obstacles: eviction. In his article, Desmond used eviction records, surveys, and personal observations to describe the role of eviction in the lives of...
Shelters and other forms of transitional housing provide critical services to countless individuals and families each day. Unfortunately, people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless must often contend with barriers to finding decent, safe, and affordable housing, including housing discrimination. While the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination against members of certain...
This Questions Corner is concerned with representing a tenant who has received a three-day notice to evict due to long-term hoarding issues.
This section includes summaries of recent housing cases, notices, and regulations.