Press Releases

HOME of Va. Receives Two Federal Grants for $425,000 to Combat Housing Discrimination in Virginia
January 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) $425,000 to prevent, uncover, and counteract discriminatory housing practices in Virginia under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP).

HUD settles RAD program complaint
October 3, 2017

Attorneys with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and HOME filed the complaints on behalf of their clients to prevent further civil rights violations against their clients and other residents who were harmed in the RAD redevelopment process and/or continue to be discriminated against. Read the conciliation agreement here.

Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Deutsche Bank, Ocwen Financial, Altisource
July 27, 2017

Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Deutsche Bank, Ocwen Financial, and Altisource of Housing Discrimination in 30 Metropolitan Areas.

HOME & Wells Fargo Create $4 Million Partnership to Increase African-American Housing Opportunities
July 17, 2017

Lending investigation results in $4M Partnership and Compliance work. Read the partnership agreement.

HOME, NFHA, & Breeden Co. Reach Agreement to Avoid Litigation and Promote Accessibility
May 16, 2017

Housing Accessibility Increased in Richmond and Hampton Roads

HUD investigates Public Housing Community
March 9, 2017

Displacement, Poor Conditions, and Discrimination at Virginia’s First Privatized Public Housing Community.

Another Win for Accessible Housing in Richmond, Va.
January 19, 2017

Case settles for $50,000 and ensures The Lofts at River’s Fall will become accessible.

Lawsuit Filed Against Fannie Mae
December 5, 2016

The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae purposely fails to maintain its foreclosures (also known as real estate owned or “REO” properties) in middle- and working class African-American and Latino neighborhoods to the same level as in white middle- and working-class neighborhoods.

HOME Receives Two Federal Grants for $425,000
October 3, 2016

HOME was awarded $425,000 of the total $38 million under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to prevent, uncover, and counteract discriminatory housing practices in Virginia.

Executives, inc. Rescinds English-Language Policy
August 3, 2016

Housing Discrimination Complaint Settles for $33,000.

Statement on Tim Kaine
July 22, 2016

Tim Kaine and His Work with HOME and Fair Housing

HOME Announces $100,000 Housing Accessibility Fund
April 4, 2016

HOME announces the launch of its $100,000 housing accessibility fund to increase housing accessibility in the Richmond metro region.

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