The new partnership will provide legal assistance to those facing discrimination when trying to rent or buy a home, and will provide the school's students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in civil rights law.
The partnership is part of HUD's Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP), which seeks to protect the housing choice rights of individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin. This is accomplished through enforcement strategies, education and outreach, and providing free legal assistance when needed. The partnership between HUD and the John Marshall Law School is an important step in FHAP's mission to ensure that everyone is able to access fair housing.
Through the new partnership, John Marshall Law School's students will be able to gain valuable experience working on fair housing enforcement, education, and outreach efforts. Students will have the opportunity to work with HUD on a variety of projects, including assisting with investigations and legal proceedings, attending court proceedings, and conducting training for HUD staff and other stakeholders. The students will also work on developing materials for outreach campaigns, as well as take part in public hearings and other events related to fair housing.
The partnership also provides a much needed service to low-income households who are facing discrimination when trying to rent or buy a home. The John Marshall Law School's legal services will help these individuals understand their rights and will provide assistance in filing complaints with HUD and other relevant agencies. Moreover, the students' experience and legal expertise will help to ensure that those facing discrimination get the best possible outcome from their cases.
The new partnership between HUD and the John Marshall Law School is a significant step forward in protecting the housing choice rights of all individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin. By offering legal advice and representation to those facing discrimination, the partnership will help to ensure that fair housing is available to all. Additionally, the partnership will provide the John Marshall Law School's students with valuable experience in civil rights law, thereby helping to further prepare them for a career in the field.
This article was contributed on Nov 16, 2023