Pine Tree Legal Assistance is launching a program this fall to measure the level
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is launching a program this fall to measure the level of housing discrimination in Greater Portland. Pine Tree is pursuing a $275,000 grant for the project from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nan Heald, executive director of Pine Tree, believes there is a legitimate need for the study, noting that most people who believe they were discriminated against do not file complaints. The study will be conducted using "paired testing," in which a control subject expresses interest in a property, and then a second actor, from a protected category, visits the same agent or makes the same inquiry on the same day. Race, disability, familial status and source of income are some categories protected against housing discrimination by federal or state statutes. With comments by William Howell, a senior investigator at HUD.
Discrimination in housing, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc
Kilby, Jess, "Pine Tree Legal Assistance is launching a program this fall to measure the level" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1379.