What we do

Housing Justice

It is one of the most basic of human rights, and yet fair housing remains a major issue for our clients.

From its inception in the 1970s, our housing justice advocacy has been at the forefront of some of the most significant cases regarding race and national origin discrimination, including cases involving racial violence and hate groups.

Over the years, the Project’s work has expanded into new and emerging areas, including predatory lending, redlining, discriminatory real estate advertising, insurance discrimination, exclusionary zoning and other discriminatory practices by municipalities, discrimination against families with children, and discrimination against low-income families who use housing subsidies.

Case Study
Housing Barriers

In April 2017, with representation from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and WilmerHale, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) sued The Lenkin Company Management/Residential, Inc., for refusing to rent to recipients of Housing Choice Vouchers—and won.

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