HUD’s recent notice in the Federal Register extends the deadline for submission of Assessments of Fair Housing (AFH) past October 31, 2020 (participants have varying specific deadlines).
Several civil rights organizations have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging HUD’s decision to suspend the implementation of the Small Area Fair Market Rent rule, which was adopted in November 2016 and suspended earlier this year. It is unclear at this juncture how the case will proceed. Five organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense […]
This comprehensive fair housing training is specifically designed for property developers, owners, managers, and property staff.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently introduced H.R. 482, as Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced S. 103, an identical piece of companion legislation in the Senate.
While harassment has been formally recognized for some time in employment law, it has lacked formal standards and processes in fair housing law.
This past Friday, a federal court in Texas issued a ruling for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project. Read on for a brief analysis of the opinion and review of the Supreme Court case that made headlines last summer.
Tenants at Burbank Apartments in Massachusetts sued when the building’s owner decided not to renew a Section 8 contract with HUD, arguing that it would disproportionately impact people of color. The court’s final decision was made after careful consideration of last summer’s Supreme Court ruling on disparate impact and the Fair Housing Act.
Having a criminal record is not a protected characteristic under the Fair Housing Act, but race is. African Americans and Hispanics are arrested, convicted and incarcerated at rates disproportionate to their share of the general population. Many face significant barriers to securing housing because of their criminal history.
Over the next 60 days, HUD is soliciting comments on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for States and Insular Areas. One of three AFFH Assessment Tools, this tool is to be used where the State is designated as the lead entity.
On Tuesday, January 5, HUD hosted a listening session focused on fair housing standards related to HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. Before attending the session, NH&RA Executive Director worked with our RAD User Group to compile feedback for HUD officials. During the session, developers, public housing authorities, and fair housing advocates provided comments to senior and program leadership from HUD offices involved in public housing, multifamily housing and fair housing.
Local governments and their partners who receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA formula funding from HUD will use the AFFH Assessment Tool.
HUD has released the AFFH Assessment Tool that local governments and their partners will use this tool to conduct and submit their own Assessments of Fair Housing if they receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA funds.