Saturday, June 13, 2009

44% of housing discrimination complaints disability-related last year

Out of the record 10, 552 complaints filed for housing discrimination in 2008, 44% were due to disability-based discrimination.

via disability scoop:

The data, included in an annual report to Congress, includes housing discrimination complaints made directly to HUD and those made to state and local agencies that work with HUD. All complaints must specify one of seven reasons for discrimination including race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status.

Disability Scoop provides the following information:

Those with concerns about housing discrimination can contact HUD at (800) 669-9777 or click here for more information.

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