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HUD Moves to Restore Core Fair Housing Act Protections 

HUD Moves to Restore Core Fair Housing Act Protections 

(Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Housing of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposal on Friday that would restore the protections of its 2013 rule which protects groups from discriminatory housing policies. The move could set a standard for...

Supreme Court Upholds First Amendment Rights for Students

Supreme Court Upholds First Amendment Rights for Students

(Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled students have robust First Amendment rights when not at school, but that public schools can intervene in limited circumstances, such as to prevent bullying or harassment. In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled...

Housing Advocates Fight for Equitable Zoning Policies

Housing Advocates Fight for Equitable Zoning Policies

(Washington D.C.) - The American Jobs Plan’s proposal incentivizing local governments to reform zoning laws could have unintended negative consequences for low- and middle- income families, including increased displacement, while failing to dismantle segregation in...