Several civil rights organizations weigh in on Anti-Discrimination Center's criticism of Westchester County's implementation of its 2009 fair housing settlement with HUD. Read More »
On April 18, civil rights and housing advocates filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Read More »
On April 22, 2014, final judgment was entered in the discriminatory zoning case against the Village of Garden City in Long Island, NY. Read More »
- July 08, 2014 Civil Rights Groups Weigh In on Westchester Fair Housing Settlement Representatives from several civil rights organizations have thrown their weight behind the Anti-Discrimination Center's criticism of Westchester County's implementation of its 2009 fair housing settlement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the oversight of the settlement by HUD and the court-appointed monitor. Read More »
- Aug 28 National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Mississippi Affiliate Report Progress On Ninth Anniversary Of Katrina As the nation observes the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) and the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) continue their ongoing work-work that started immediately after the hurricane in September 2005 and continues to this day. The groups remain dedicated to ensuring that low income households get federal disaster funds for damage to their housing, that job benefits promised from the expansion of the Port of Gulfport are obtained, and that negative environmental impacts from this major economic development project not unfairly fall on them.
- Aug 13 Key Defendant in Pending LCCRUL Loan Scam Case Indicted In Manhattan Federal Court On August 5, 2014, Justin Romano, the key defendant in one of the LCCRUL’s pending loan scam civil cases, was indicted in federal court in Manhattan for charges stemming from his participation in the alleged $18.5 Million loan modification scheme.
- Jul 28 Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Anti-Foreclosure Rescue Scam Sweep to Protect and Educate Vulnerable Homeowners Nationwide The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) applauds and supports the anti-scam enforcement sweep against certain legal operations and others by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several state agencies announced this week by the CFPB.