H.R. 285: Housing Fairness Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Al Green
Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2926 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 28, 2007

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To authorize funds to prevent housing discrimination through the use of nationwide testing, to increase funds for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
20 cosponsors (20D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2013 or Housing Fairness Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a nationwide testing program to:
(1) detect and document differences in the treatment of persons seeking to rent or purchase housing or obtain or refinance a home mortgage loan;
(2) measure patterns of adverse treatment because of the race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability status, or national origin of a renter, home buyer, or borrower; and
(3) measure the prevalence of such discriminatory practices across housing and mortgage lending markets.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 to require that only qualified private nonprofit fair housing enforcement organizations receive funds under the fair housing initiatives program for investigations of violations of the rights granted under the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Requires the design of the national education and outreach program to provide for the development and dissemination of websites and other media outlets among its fair housing media products.
Requires private entities that formulate or carry out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices to be nonprofit in order to be eligible for contracts to establish or support education and outreach programs and to support community-based education and outreach activities.
Requires the Secretary to establish minimum standards for the training of testers of organizations funded with any amounts made available under this Act.
Directs the Secretary to implement a competitive matching grant program to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in: (1) conducting comprehensive studies of the causes and effects of housing discrimination and segregation on education, poverty, and economic development or on veterans and military personnel; and (2) implementing pilot projects that test solutions to help prevent or alleviate housing discrimination and segregation.

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