The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now offering what is billed as the first housing discrimination mobile application (app) for the iPhone and iPad.
Developed by HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and Hewlett Packard, the app is designed to provide the public with a quick and easy way to learn about their housing rights and to file housing discrimination complaints. The app can be also be used by individuals researching their housing rights after a natural disaster, when power outages make the iPhone/iPad one of the few ways to access the Internet.
‘Having this first fair housing mobile application equips people everywhere with the information they need to combat housing discrimination,’ says John Trasvina, HUD's assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity. ‘We are maximizing the latest technology to make the process for filing fair housing complaints faster and easier and arming our fair housing partners with the information they need to understand their fair housing rights and responsibilities.’
The app is now available online.