In DC, We Stand Up Against Discrimination

Last week, I filed a civil rights lawsuit against the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) for forcing hundreds of public housing residents with disabilities to wait years—and sometimes more than a decade—for accessible housing.

AG Racine Announces Four Court Wins Protecting District Residents from Housing Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) won four lawsuits brought to defend District residents from discrimination. As a result of these lawsuits, the defendants must pay civil penalties and fees to the District totaling over $360,000, change their policies to expand access to affordable housing, and ensure they are trained in fair housing rules.

AG Racine Announces OAG Wins in Five Lawsuits that Stand Up for Mistreated District Tenants & Advocate for Affordable, Safe Housing

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) had five significant and recent wins in different lawsuits brought to defend vulnerable District residents from neglectful slumlords, dangerous living conditions, and housing discrimination. The lawsuits resulted in record-breaking refunds to tenants, the dissolution of a local slumlord’s company, penalties against landlords that violate District lead law, and groundbreaking civil rights precedent being set in the courts.

AG Racine Introduces Legislation to Stop Discrimination In Automated Decision-Making Tools That Impact Individuals' Daily Lives

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today introduced landmark legislation to strengthen civil rights protections for District residents and prohibit companies and institutions from using algorithms that produce biased or discriminatory results and lock individuals, especially members of vulnerable communities, out of critical opportunities, like jobs and housing.