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HUD Cites Homeowner with Discriminatory Practices Against Families with Children

HUD Cites Homeowner with Discriminatory Practices Against Families with Children

HUD Secretary Julian Castro is charging the owner of a Springfield rental property for violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent an available unit to a family with a child. The Hernandez family had been residing in a unit with a relative at 27 Loring St. when they were denied the opportunity to

Racism and Homelessness: Advocates say “we have to connect the two”

Photo: Alex Ramirez While technically anyone can end up homeless, numbers show that black Americans and Native Americans not only end up in the streets and shelters in greater numbers, but they also stay there longer than their white counterparts. “Black folks are 12.5 percent of the general population but 27 percent of folks living

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