Fair Housing Program
HUD recently issued guidance cautioning housing providers that overly broad criminal history-based policies may result in disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act. Learn about HUD’s new guidance and get insight on how to create a criminal history-based housing policy that does not violate the Fair Housing Act.
Federal appellate court reversed trial court’s summary judgment, allowing resident to pursue claim that city’s failure to make reasonable accommodation to municipal ordinance and permit resident to keep a miniature horse as a service animal on resident’s property was in violation of the ADA and FHA.
Recent legislation from the Supreme Court and HUD's "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule will all impact the real estate industry. Here's how.
REALTOR® Action Center has Fair Housing Month articles, posters, and information about how your association can invite and sustain diversity.
District of Columbia federal court determines that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development did not have the authority from the Fair Housing Act to create its disparate impact rule and so vacated the rule.
Here are some things you and your REALTOR® association can do to recognize Fair Housing Month:
- Sponsor a local Fair Housing Month poster contest. Afterward, make association calendars out of the artwork.
- Publish the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office and/or association.
- Use the Fair Housing Proclamation and have your local government proclaim April as Fair Housing Month.
- Display the 2017 Fair Housing Focus Poster in your office and/or association.