Fair Housing Resources

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Fair Housing Law and Regulations

Fair Housing Act (42 USC §3601 et seq.): http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/title8.php 

Fair Housing Regulations (24 CFR 100 et seq.): http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=da0cb62eed900f3249edbb81af304f1a&rgn=div5&view=text&node=24:1.2.1.1.1&idno=24

Federal Fair Housing Agencies

HUD, Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Office: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement: http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/

Federal Fair Housing Guidance/Memos

Advertising

HUD Memo, Roberta Achtenberg, Jan. 19, 1995: Guidance Regarding Advertisements Under §804(c) of the Fair Housing Act: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_7784.pdf

Criminal Background Checks

Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions, April 4, 2016.

HUD Notice PIH 2015-19: Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions, Nov. 2, 2015.

Disability

U.S. Department of Justice/HUD Guidance, May 17, 2004: Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act: www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/library/huddojstatement.pdf

U.S. Department of Justice/HUD Guidance, March 5, 2008: Reasonable Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act: www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disabilities/reasonable_modifications_mar08.pdf

HUD Guidance, April 25, 2013: Notice on Service Animals and Assistance Animals for People with Disabilities in Housing and HUD-Funded Programs: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=servanimals_ntcfheo2013-01.pdf

Disparate Impact

HUD Final Rule: Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=discriminatoryeffectrule.pdf.

Familial Status

Fair Housing Enforcement—Occupancy Standards; Notice of Statement of Policy (Keating Memo), Dec. 22, 1998: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_7780.pdf

Questions and Answers Concerning the Final Rule Implementing the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA): http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_7769.pdf

Sex Discrimination

HUD Memo, Kim Kendrick, June 17, 2008: Questions and Answers on Sexual Harassment Under the Fair Housing Act: http://www.hud.gov/content/releases/q-and-a-111708.pdf

HUD Memo, Sara K. Pratt, Feb. 9, 2011: Assessing Claims of Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence under the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=FHEODomesticViolGuidEng.pdf

Sexual Orientation

HUD Memo, John TrasviƱa, June 15, 2010: Assessing Complaints that Involve Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression: http://www.fhco.org/pdfs/news/NEWS_HUDmemoSexOrient06152010.pdf

HUD Final Rule, Feb. 3, 2012: Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=12lgbtfinalrule.pdf.

Checklist of State Fair Housing Protections (as of December 2013)

https://www.fairhousingcoach.com/sites/fairhousingcoach.com/files/Checklist_of_State_Fair_Housing_Protections.pdf

Checklist of Fair Housing Protections by Major City (as of June 2015)

https://www.fairhousingcoach.com/sites/fairhousingcoach.com/files/FHC_2015_07_MajorCity_Cht_F.pdf

Other Resources

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs