The Lawyers' Committee and other groups represented plaintiffs in the case to combat racial discrimination and residential segregation. Read More »
- September 17, 2013 Lawyers’ Committee and Affiliates Comment in Support of Proposed HUD Rule on the Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Today the Lawyers' Committee's and affiliates submitted comments in support of proposed HUD regulation. Read More »
- Apr 23 Housing and Education Advocates Work Together to Improve Education Housing advocates and education advocates have separately made great progress over the last few decades. But our schools continue to be segregated, and our low-income children of color continue to lag behind their more affluent and white counterparts.
- Apr 14 The Second Wave of the Foreclosure Crisis - The Big Pickpocket The Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network has been tracking the foreclosure rescue fraud epidemic since 2010. As of early 2014, the national Loan Modification Scam Database, has compiled over 40,000 complaints with total reported losses of over 90 million dollars. In the coming weeks the Lawyers’ Committee will be releasing reports focusing on topics such as the domino effect of foreclosure rescue fraud, the targeting of homeowners with limited English proficiency and attorney involvement in scams. These short reports will complement the Lawyers’ Committee’s release of a comprehensive report about the issue and the coalition’s efforts to combat foreclosure rescue fraud to be released in mid-April 2014.
- Mar 10 Bill seeks to change Louisiana's landlord-tenant laws Louisiana laws governing how and when landlords can evict their tenants or withhold security deposits and the process by which tenants can force landlords to make repairs on rental properties will be debated when the Legislature convenes for a spring session that begins Monday, March 10th, 2014.