Lexington’s Homeless School Children

The Lexington Fair Housing Council has completed a report on the increasing trend of homeless school children in the Fayette County Public School district, which finds that the incidence of homelessness among school children has never doubled from 2013 to 2016. The report includes an analysis of correlations observed among school children who have experienced … Read more…

Who Should Decide When a Fairness Ordinance Isn’t Necessary? – Fair Housing Five for June 3, 2016

Summer’s finally here, and with it is a return to our regularly scheduled Fair Housing Five updates. This month goes border to border as we’ve got fair housing news from Eastern Kentucky to the far western edges of the state (okay, admittedly, it’s a small skip outside of the Kentucky border) and several spots in-between. … Read more…

Addressing Disability Discrimination within an Ableist Society – Fair Housing 5 for December 21, 2015

In our penultimate FH5 post for 2015, the main focus for this week will be one of the most common types of housing discrimination we encounter: disability discrimination. Whether it’s new buildings that are constructed without appropriate accessibility or confusion about housing providers and tenants regarding emotional support animals, complaints of discrimination come in various … Read more…

How Insidious is Lending Discrimination? – Fair Housing 5 for November 20, 2015

Our staff here at Lexington Fair Housing Council regularly speaks to prospective first-time home-buyers who may be vulnerable to discriminatory lending practices. Those forms of discrimination can manifest as, to just name a couple of examples, imposing different terms or conditions because of your race or by inquiring about any plans of yours to have … Read more…

Julián Castro’s Reflections on His First Year at HUD, Plus More Fair Housing News

Last week, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro passed his one-year anniversary at the helm of the organization. Coincidentally – well, maybe not so coincidentally – he’s also been busy lately promoting the White House’s Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing rule and even penned an opinion article for Louisville, KY’s Courier-Journal. See the … Read more…