The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its latest annual report, with a strong focus on discrimination in housing. While everyone is affected by the current recession, not everyone is affected equally. Even before the recession, discrimination in housing was being fueled by a province-wide affordable housing crisis, and all indications are that the problems are growing more intense. Click here for a link to a Canadian Press story that includes quotes from Michael Shapcott of the Wellesley Institute and Sharad Kerur of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association on the critical importance of a rights-based approach to dealing with housing discrimination, and the challenges that are faced by affordable housing landlords that must follow a bewildering array of provincial rules and regulations under the Social Housing Reform Act. "Sorry It's Rented" is a recent report from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation on discrimination in housing. Video link here.