Category Archives: Housing

Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.

Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice received the Boston Bar Association’s Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion.     This award recognizes the importance of our life-changing and law-changing work. We foster equal opportunity and fight discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action,

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Protecting 30,000 Households

Fighting the Wave of Hate: Federal Civil Rights Settlement Extends Fair Housing Protections to 30,000 Households The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our pro bono partner Foley Hoag LLP are pleased to announce a groundbreaking federal Fair Housing Act settlement that will provide protection against racial harassment to over 30,000 rental

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Responding to Unprecedented Civil Rights Challenges

Responding to Unprecedented Civil Rights Challenges The federal government has all but abandoned its commitment to enforcing our nation’s civil rights laws. The federal government is impeding progress in voting rights and police accountability cases. Right now,  immigrants and refugees are being detained and interrogated in airports. Overnight, we’ve had to create a shield to

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Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors

The Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors (Bay State Banner) Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if many had taken the election

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Design for Equity

Design For Equity, a conference taking place at the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) on November 15-16, 2016, aims to address the history of racial inequity in Boston’s built environment, with a goal of developing actionable tools for design professionals and others to combat these deeply-rooted issues. As part of this conference, the Lawyers’ Committee’s executive director,

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Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Mayor Walsh’s Call for Public Conversations on Race and Equity

Yesterday, at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that he will hold a series of public conversations on race and equity. We applaud Mayor Walsh for encouraging Bostonians to engage in open, transparent, and robust dialogue. As Mayor Walsh aptly noted: “Boston is long overdue for a more open and intentional conversation

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Airbnb Action Plan to Eliminate Discrimination: A Good First Step in Eliminating Bias in the Sharing Economy

Responding to concerns of discrimination raised by civil rights groups, researchers, and scores of individuals on social media, Airbnb announced today that it would take a number of steps aimed at stamping out discrimination by Airbnb hosts against minority renters. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) is proud to have played a key role

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