Title

Equal Housing for All: The Housing Act

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

Abstract

One of the largest issues in modern society is the sheer number of people facing housing issues and the disparities seen in communities. One of the large factors behind housing issues is discrimination faced when leasing, renting, or purchasing housing. We researched the Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, national origin and other protected classifications, to determine the impact of these inequities in the modern housing world. We concluded that while the Act has reduced discrimination, the implementation of the housing act could be more effective if it addressed areas of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, reform government agencies to be more effective in addressing discrimination reports, and require investigations into improving discrimination against communities. To address the housing issues that IMSA students may face, we propose sending a survey to the IMSA community, determining which issues impact the IMSA community the most, compiling this data, presenting it to Student Life, and advocating for the improvement of equity in on-campus housing.

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Apr 29th, 10:45 AM Apr 29th, 11:00 AM

Equal Housing for All: The Housing Act

One of the largest issues in modern society is the sheer number of people facing housing issues and the disparities seen in communities. One of the large factors behind housing issues is discrimination faced when leasing, renting, or purchasing housing. We researched the Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, national origin and other protected classifications, to determine the impact of these inequities in the modern housing world. We concluded that while the Act has reduced discrimination, the implementation of the housing act could be more effective if it addressed areas of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, reform government agencies to be more effective in addressing discrimination reports, and require investigations into improving discrimination against communities. To address the housing issues that IMSA students may face, we propose sending a survey to the IMSA community, determining which issues impact the IMSA community the most, compiling this data, presenting it to Student Life, and advocating for the improvement of equity in on-campus housing.