HOME of VA and Other Fair Housing Groups Reach Historic Settlement with Fannie Mae Focused on Rebuilding Communities of Color
February 7, 2022
The settlement will directly and immediately benefit the communities of color throughout the Richmond, Virginia region and nationwide hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis and its aftermath. Read the settlement agreement.
Resources available to individuals and families in the Richmond region that can help them avoid eviction.
May 10, 2021
A recent federal court decision potentially overturning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) nationwide eviction moratorium has created uncertainty for individuals and families protected by the CDC rule.
Settlement with Kay Management Company Reached Regarding Discriminatory Criminal Background Screening Policy
July 16, 2020
HOME, Kay Management Company, and Former Tenants Reach Settlement Regarding Criminal Background Screening Policy that HOME Alleged Disproportionately Excluded Black and Latinx Housing Applicants
Federal Court Greenlights Fair Housing Discrimination Claims Against Major Financial Services Companies
November 19, 2019
In a victory for HOME, NFHA and many other fair housing partners, a federal judge largely denied Deutsche Bank Trust companies’, Altisource’s, and Ocwen’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning discrimination against communities of color.
HOME and Former Tenants Sue to Protect Housing for Persons with Criminal Records
October 24, 2019
Heather Mullins Crislip, President and CEO of HOME states: “When an overly broad policy is set out by a housing provider, it sets our society up for huge inequities. Our criminal justice policy disproportionally arrests and sentences African American and Latinx citizens. Overly broad criminal screening policies, like the one deployed by Kay Management, continue that sentence for a lifetime.”
HOME Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sterling Glen Apartments
August 6, 2019
Settlement Includes New Application Policy Regarding Criminal History. The new policy should be an industry model for how landlords can screen applicants fairly and avoid discrimination, according to the attorneys in the case. Read more here.
ACLU on behalf of HOME Sues to Challenge Housing Policy in Chesterfield
June 4, 2019
“We want landlords to understand that blanket bans are not an effective remedy to ensure the health and safety of your residents,” said C. Alexander Guzmán, director of fair housing for HOME of Virginia, a fair housing organization. Read more here.
HOME Supports HUD Lawsuit over Suspension of Fair Housing Rule
May 8, 2018
HOME announced its support of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and other fair housing partners’ lawsuit asking a federal court to order the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reinstate a federal rule.