Category Archives: Housing

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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Sophia L. Hall joins the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights as a Staff Attorney

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice welcomes Sophia L. Hall as a Staff Attorney. Ms. Hall will actively develop civil rights litigation in areas such as voting rights, employment, and education.  She will work closely with community groups and pro bono attorneys from Boston’s leading law firms to advance civil rights

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Civil Rights Organizations Call for Airbnb To Implement Reforms to Eliminate Discrimination

Civil Rights Organizations Call for Airbnb To Implement Reforms to Eliminate Discrimination Organizations Outline Actions That Must Be Taken to Ensure Equal Access Regardless of Race On July 12, 2016, the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (national Lawyers’ Committee) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (Boston Lawyers’ Committee)

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Calling on Airbnb to Eliminate Discrimination On Its Site

The national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and its Boston affiliate the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (Boston Lawyers’ Committee) issued an inquiry to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky raising concerns regarding growing evidence of discrimination facilitated by its site and urging Airbnb to take action to eliminate discrimination

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