With too-few counselors to handle 7,400 applications and a burdensome process, little progress has been made getting people their money.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
A tenant blacklist, compiled by algorithm
A federal judge in Connecticut is allowing a challenge of a practice on the cutting edge of housing discrimination: The outsourcing of tenant screening to companies that effectively blacklist rental applicants using computerized assessments of criminal records.
Connecticut House weakens, then passes affordable housing bill
The House of Representatives voted 76-72 Tuesday to approve and send to the Senate an affordable-housing bill sought by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to push two dozen Connecticut communities to end their prohibition on multi-family housing. The bill was stripped of financial penalties before passage.
A half century after Fair Housing Act: ‘We are segregated’
President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968. Fifty years later, discriminatory lending and rental practices persist, as the Connecticut Fair Housing Center discovered sending fair-housing testers out to pose as renters or homebuyers over three years ending in 2015. Our Sunday conversation is with Erin Kemple, an attorney who lives in an integrated Hartford neighborhood and is executive director of the center.