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NFHA Joins the Communities Against Hate Initiative

Dear Members and Supporters,

The surge of hate activity in communities all over the country following the 2016 elections has created an urgency for us to do something more to protect one another and foster peace and acceptance in our neighborhoods.  In the US, hate crimes are more likely to occur at a residence than any other location – 31.57% of hate incidents happen at someone’s home. That is almost double the rate of the next most likely place – a highway, road, or alley.  But most victims of hate activity who are harassed, threatened, intimidated, or whose home or apartment is vandalized, do not report it -- in part because they do not know that the federal Fair Housing Act protects them.

We need your help to turn that around.  The National Fair Housing Alliance

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Sen. Tim Kaine introduces legislation to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination

On June 9th, 2017, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing. A companion bill to bipartisan legislation introduced in March by Reps. Scott Taylor (R-VA) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Fair and Equal Housing Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in housing by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under the Fair Housing Act.

“In far too many places across the country, LGBTQ people are at risk of being denied housing or kicked out of their homes just because of who they are,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. “What side of a state line you live

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