You have the power to help stop housing discrimination. This campaign from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) focuses on two specific areas:
1.Housing Discrimination Following Times Of Natural Disasters: For Posting ONLY in areas prone to Floods or Wildfires, preferably in rural markets.
Housing discrimination often happens when people have lost their home to floods, wildfires, and other such natural disasters, and after finding temporary shelter, are searching for permanent housing. They are denied the sale, rental or financing of a home based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or because they have children.
2.Sexual Harassment in Housing Situations: For Posting Throughout the Country
Sexual harassment in the workplace is well known but it is also quite prevalent in housing situations. Both scenarios are unacceptable and must be prevented. All tenants deserve to live safe from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment happens when an individual, often a vulnerable woman, receives unwelcome sexual advances or is threatened with eviction because she refuses to provide sexual favors to an unethical landlord, leasing agent or maintenance worker.
In both efforts, HUD encourages individuals to report potential cases of discrimination or harassment so action can be taken to stop it.