discrimination http://wyso.org en Shopping Local As A Way To Rebuild: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Catherine Crosby http://wyso.org/post/shopping-local-way-rebuild-wysos-lewis-wallace-talks-catherine-crosby <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">People in West Dayton and Trotwood, among other parts of the Dayton area, have seen scores of businesses boarded up,</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/13/244947836/dayton-ohio-is-latest-area-suffering-from-banking-desert" style="line-height: 1.15;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> from ban Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 46415 at http://wyso.org Shopping Local As A Way To Rebuild: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Catherine Crosby Miami Valley Fair Housing Wins Appeal http://wyso.org/post/miami-valley-fair-housing-wins-appeal <p></p><p>The local nonprofit group has won a new trial in a federal discrimination lawsuit over an Ohio apartment listing for a "bachelor pad" for men looking to "hook up."&nbsp;</p><p>On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower judge's ruling denying a new trial for Miami Valley Fair Housing Center.</p><p>MVFH first sued Dayton-based Connor Group in 2010 over a Craigslist ad for a Centerville apartment. The ad read: "Our one-bedroom apartments are a great bachelor pad for any single man looking to hook up."</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:00:39 +0000 Jerry Kenney 37260 at http://wyso.org NFHA Alleges Banks Use Discriminatory Practices http://wyso.org/post/nfha-alleges-banks-use-discriminatory-practices <p>The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and four of its member organizations announced yesterday, they are filing a federal housing discrimination complaint against Wells Fargo Bank. The complaint will be filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It&#39;s the result of an undercover investigation, and the Housing Alliance says major American banks like Wells Fargo are failing to maintain and market Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in African-American and Latino neighborhoods.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:15:09 +0000 Jerry Kenney 14449 at http://wyso.org Ohio City Panel Rejects Sexual Orientation Clause http://wyso.org/post/ohio-city-panel-rejects-sexual-orientation-clause <p>The city of Springfield has rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city&#39;s non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.</p><p>The 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor&#39;s Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate.</p><p>The Springfield News Sun reports the two yes votes came from Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan.&nbsp;&nbsp; Commissioners tabled the proposal in September while the city&#39;s volunteer Human Relations Board researched the issue.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:16:42 +0000 Springfield News Sun 12225 at http://wyso.org Springfield city commissioners to vote on gay rights' issue http://wyso.org/post/springfield-city-commissioners-vote-gay-rights-issue <p>After nearly a year&nbsp;of discussion, the Springfield City&nbsp;Commissioners will vote&nbsp;Tuesday evening&nbsp;on legislation that&nbsp;would add sexual orientation to the city&#39;s non-discrimination&nbsp;code.</p><p>A group called Equality Springfield approached&nbsp;city commissioners last April asking them to draft legislation that would&nbsp;make it a crime to discriminate against&nbsp;gay&nbsp;city workers.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:04:37 +0000 Wayne Baker 12125 at http://wyso.org