A Family’s Home Should Be Where They Feel Safe. Alabama Is Changing That.
The passage of HB 56 in Alabama has wreaked havoc across that state. Yesterday, the Alabama Coalition for Immigration Justice launched its One Family, One Alabama campaign to repeal this unconstitutional, anti-immigrant law. The coalition was joined by 11 members of Congress and civil rights, labor, and faith community leaders at today’s launch at the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
Many of the consequences of the law have yet to be clearly understood. For example, Hispanic families in Alabama are facing heightened housing discrimination after the passage of this draconian law. Mobile home rentals are one area of particular concern after a new licensing law went into place on November 15. The total ramifications are unclear, but advocates on the ground are very concerned about evictions and the targeting of families who are unable to renew their mobile home tags.
A family’s home should be the one place where parents and children feel safe.
Alabama’s HB 56 is causing widespread fear and intimidation among immigrant households and the broader community of color. We strongly urge the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate violations of the Fair Housing Act and take a zero-tolerance approach to housing discrimination.
Send a letter to HUD and DOJ and ask them to protect Alabama’s families from housing violations and discrimination.