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Economic Justice | Housing Discrimination

Tax Lien Sales

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?

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Economic Justice | Housing Discrimination

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Natural disasters can devastate communities, wreaking havoc on housing, employment stability, transportation, and infrastructure.

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Economic Justice | Housing Discrimination
Washington, D.C. Advocacy | Fair Housing


Through its own advocacy and leadership of the national fair housing coalition, LDF has urged the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue regulations in several different areas of fair housing.  HUD has recently issued several of the requested regulations....More

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Economic Justice | Housing Discrimination

Thompson v. HUD

As one of the most important fair housing lawsuits of the past decade, Thompson sought to eradicate the legacy of racially segregated public housing in Baltimore, Maryland, the hometown of Thurgood Marshall, LDF’s first Director-Counsel.  Baltimore’s public housing has suffered fro...More

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