Home & Garden Tour: September 19-20, 2015
Click here to find out more about tickets, the tour, or being part of this landmark event.
Our 2015 Friends Fund Campaign is underway.
CONCERNED ABOUT FAIR HOUSING?
Here are two issues you can take action on.
Educational Redlining and School Ratings: The practice of redlining in real estate was made illegal by the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968; this landmark legislation prohibited redlining by mortgage lenders when their criteria were based on race, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or ethnic origin. But the Fair Housing Committee of HCC has uncovered an insidious form of redlining that takes place today in popular real estate websites, such as Zillow and Realtor.com
"School Rating" numbers appear on many national real estate websites and in some television advertising. These ratings provide a color-coded (green, yellow, red) number from 1 to 10 that purport to describe the schools around a house that's for sale. We asked, "Where do these numbers come from? How are colors assigned?"
What we found will surprise you. Check out HCC member Ralph Day's presentation on this topic, and discover what you can do to learn more, to take action, or to help fight for change.
Ohio's Fair Housing Law Should Not Be Gutted: Senate Bill 134 and House Bill 149 are currently before the Ohio General Assembly. These proposed bills seek to reduce or eliminate state penalties for those found guilty of housing discrimination. They also exempt certain individual property owners from fair housing laws altogether. Read more about the proposed bills and what you can do to ensure Ohio's laws remain effective.
Stay Informed! What is being done? Click HERE to see.
FAIR HOUSING TESTERS NEEDED
Work on housing audit studies. No experience necessary, we will train. For information, email the Fair Housing Director.