Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand on How the Justice Department Is Trying to Fight Sexual Harassment in Housing


Under the Fair Housing Act, sexual harassment and abuse in housing is illegal. But many women don’t know that’s the case — and so never report it. That’s where a new Department of Justice initiative comes in. Earlier this month, the department’s civil rights division launched a program to encourage more women to report harassment and abuse from landlords, property managers, and other rental property staff, and created a new reporting pipeline that brings local law enforcement together with Justice Department officials.

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