Fair Housing

NH&RA News

NH&RA Hosts ICAST IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator

ICAST’s IRA & BIL Instant Benefit Estimate Calculator is now available on NH&RA’s website under the Resources section.


HUD Delays Local Governments’ Assessments of Fair Housing

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).


Fair Housing Groups File Suit Challenging HUD Suspension of Small Area FMRs

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 […]

QAP Oregon

Oregon Hosts Free Fair Housing Training 10/3

This comprehensive fair housing training is specifically designed for property developers, owners, managers, and property staff.


Legislation Introduced to Nullify HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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.

General News

HUD Publishes Final Rule on Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment

While harassment has been formally recognized for some time in employment law, it has lacked formal standards and processes in fair housing law.


District Court Rules for TDHCA in Fair Housing Case

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.


Massachusetts Case Reveals Impact of Last Summer’s Disparate Impact Decision

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.


Housing Providers’ Tenant Criminal Record Policies Could Violate Fair Housing

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.


HUD Solicits Comments on AFFH Tool for States and Insular Areas

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.

General News

NH&RA Attends HUD RAD Listening Session on Fair Housing

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.

General News

HUD Publishes Fair Housing Resources

Local governments and their partners who receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA formula funding from HUD will use the AFFH Assessment Tool.

General News

HUD Releases 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.

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