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Equal Rights Center Announces New Executive Director

The ERC is pleased to welcome Melvina C. Ford as the new Executive Director of the ERC!

Click here to learn more about out new Executive Director.


medicalFREE Accessible Medical Care Training March 15!

Did you know that you have a right to accessible medical care? Join the Equal Rights Center Saturday, March 15, for a FREE presentation and training on being a self advocate in the health care setting. 

Click here to download a informational PDF

Click here for an accessible Word version

Senior ReportERC 10-State Testing Investigation Documents Discrimination against Older Same-Sex Couples

The Equal Rights Center, partnering with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), has published the results of a 10-state testing-based investigation documenting adverse differential treatment against older same-sex couples seeking housing in senior living facilities.


Click here to download an accessible version of the report

Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Toolkit coverERC Releases Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Toolkit

The ERC is proud to announce the publication of our newest self-advocacy toolkit, which adds to the ever-growing list of ERC resources available to those who face discrimination in housing. The Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing Toolkit addresses the issues that many individuals face regarding unwanted sexual harassment in a housing environment.

Click here to download an accessible version of the toolkit


For Civil Minds, the ERC's blog

Read the ERC's blog, For Civil Minds, to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics.

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New report reveals pervasive discrimination in housing voucher program

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have released a new report documenting rampant racial discrimination in the subsidized housing market.

NFHA files fair housing discrimination complaint against U.S. Bank

The National Fair Housing Alliance and four of its member organizations announced new evidence of housing discrimination by U.S. Bank, N.A. The civil rights groups allege that U.S. Bank continues to maintain and market foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods in a much better manner than in African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Failing to maintain and market homes because of the racial or ethnic composition of the neighborhood violates the federal Fair Housing Act.

NFHA and HUD file discrimination suit against Bank of America

"The National Fair Housing Alliance announced it has filed a complaint with HUD against the bank for discriminating against prospective Latino borrowers. The nonprofit group alleges Latino customers seeking home loan services were given higher cost quotes associated with a mortgage than whites, or were ignored altogether, while white customers were pursued almost immediately."

HUD map highlights racial and economic patterns of segregation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is finalizing a new, interactive data map of race, class and opportunity in U.S. cities with the hopes of increasing housing integration nationwide.

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