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In May 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) filed a motion to join the U.S. Department of Justice in defending a recently filed lawsuit challenging the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal records in hiring. The motion was...More
Imagine losing the home you’ve lived in for half your life, where you’ve raised your family and watched your neighbors do the same, and for which you have always paid the mortgage on time. Impossible? Not for far too many homeowners. For decades, jurisdictions across the...More
Natural disasters can devastate communities, wreaking havoc on housing, employment stability, transportation, and infrastructure. As we learned after Hurricane Katrina, these corollary effects are often exacerbated for low-income and minority families, due in part to the limited resources these...More