Study Sheds Light on Housing Discrimination in Albe, Cville

There are 14 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 16, 2013, titled Study Sheds Light on Housing Discrimination in Albe, Cville. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in sale and rental housing, but the Piedmont Housing Alliance found that not all organizations in Charlottesville and Albemarle are following that law.

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progress

Crozet, VA

#1 Feb 20, 2013
"Discouragement and inconsistent" can the PHA advocasy group define what this implies? to a unbiase indivdual it sounds like a length of dots to connect the "UDG" (urban disenfrantionized group)to human rights commition/coalition/DDUI smith/ silver tounge Dave Norris, Christopher the rapist Dumpster and supporter Christein Szkaoskov with the purpose of taking our tax dollars to better their finances.
Jim

Broadway, VA

#2 Feb 20, 2013
The Fair Housing Act is unconstitutional. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not mention the regulation of housing as an enumerated power of Congress. Thus, housing falls under the jurisdiction of state power in our system of federalism.
Ice Dogg

Richmond, VA

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Dat be racist?
Mike C

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 20, 2013
Blacks are becoming the second minority to mexicans.
belmont blu

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 20, 2013
It is hard to believe that those who comment here dont like children or the physically or mentally challenged. If you can afford to rent a home why should your color, age, or capabilities matter?

Oh yes, there is a group here in Cville that would like to go back to those "wonderful" segregationist times when people "knew" their place and we all worshiped at the statue of Gen. Lee in Lee Park.
hitem

Fork Union, VA

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Not fair yo, iz b selling these rocks and have these drive by's and i canst get ahead to live with pepoles that work save n pay taxes
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 20, 2013
We call it discimination and it is but not in the sense that we relate to. Its more a system that draws lines between the haves and have nots. There are droves of families out there living on edge finding harder and harder to find the means to support just housing, forget about extras. Applying for a lease reqires a lot of ducks in a row that many families just can't conform to.
jogger

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 21, 2013
The race relations commission will straighten this mess out....just you wait and see.....
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#9 Feb 21, 2013
Why didn't they print the NAME of the agency or landlords that still discriminate? If anyone else breaks the law, their names get printed? Don't we a right to know?
Really

United States

#10 Feb 21, 2013
It isn't racism, if I own a house, it should be up to me to decide who is going to be a good tenant, pay the rent and take care of MY property the best. Once it is rented, I loose all control of what goes on inside. Even if I see it is being destroyed, I have to give them 30 days to do more damage before evicting. If I own it, it should be my right to protect MY investment.
Sure

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 21, 2013
sez you wrote:
We call it discimination and it is but not in the sense that we relate to. Its more a system that draws lines between the haves and have nots. There are droves of families out there living on edge finding harder and harder to find the means to support just housing, forget about extras. Applying for a lease reqires a lot of ducks in a row that many families just can't conform to.
And those are exactly the ones who by experience show themselves to less than desirable tenants. These leopards are known by their spots.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Feb 21, 2013
This "study" is poor, at best. What percentage of landlords/companies discriminated? What is the breakdown of discrimination for race vs. disability vs. children? What is the breakdown of apartment buildings vs. town homes vs. single family homes that discriminated? What about where the rental unit was located, was discrimination more likely to occur in downtown or out in a subdivision?
Maybe, if you concentrated more on the why's of discrimination, you could address it better than by simply painting the whole system with a broad brush.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Feb 21, 2013
Sure wrote:
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And those are exactly the ones who by experience show themselves to less than desirable tenants. These leopards are known by their spots.
Its easy to generalise but this problem is extending to all ethnicities in the 48%.
SectionEightAtYo urHouse

Palmyra, VA

#14 Feb 25, 2013
Why would anyone in their right mind rent to someone who trashes the place, doesn't pay rent, and has a baby factory going on full-time . Stop focusing on the landlords and start something even more important: FORCED STERILIZATION to keep the mutants in check. It is the only way (short of mass cleansing).

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