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 »
- Jul 25 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.
- Jul 18 Law Enforcement Raids Law Firm Accused Of Scamming Desperate Homeowners It was a gut-level appeal to desperate people locked in a mortgage dispute with their bank. Lawyer-directed scams make up an increasingly large share of mortgage complaints. Last year, nearly 60 percent of all complaint calls to the mortgage help "HOPE" hotline involved an allegation against a lawyer. The average loss claimed in schemes involving or directed by lawyers was $3,601 -- about $800 more than in other types of deceptions, according to an analysis by the nonprofit group the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
- Jul 11 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Poverty & Race Research Action Council Urge Westchester to Comply with Court Order and End Housing Discrimination The Lawyers' Committee and partner organizations strongly urge Westchester County to comply with a consent decree to take specific actions to eradicate housing discrimination and expand equal housing opportunity within its boundaries.