HUD No. 06-108
September 12, 2006
HUD'S OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION (RSS) FEED ON ITS WEB PAGE
New RSS Feed will alert users of the latest fair housing news
WASHINGTON - The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has added a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to its fair housing website to make it easier for visitors to stay abreast of the latest fair housing enforcement actions.
RSS feeds allow a subscriber to get up-to-date information about specific topics from websites such as Hud.gov. The feeds give headlines, a summary of the article and a link to more in-depth information. For example, if visitors wanted more information about a recent case involving an Illinois landlord who refused to rent to a woman because of her race, they could receive it by signing up for the feed. Hud.gov's FHEO page also allows visitors access to important and official government information about the Fair Housing Act.
"Keeping those who work in the fair housing community informed is an important aspect of what we do," said Kim Kendrick, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "This technology will allow us to provide the fair housing community, as well as the public, with up-to-date information about our cases and their outcomes instantaneously."
To subscribe, click on the XML button at the bottom of the page under the "Quick Links" box and follow the instructions. Once users have subscribed, new content will be delivered directly to their computers. It will be updated with the latest news about fair housing, including the most recent cases and conciliations on a weekly basis.
FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Initiatives Program and the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate approximately 10,000 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at (800) 669-9777 (voice) 800-927-9275 (TTY) or the Department of Justice at (800) 896-7743 or (202) 514-4713. Additional information is available at www.hud.gov/fairhousing and www.usdoj.gov.