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Biden Signs Memorandum to Advance Fair Housing

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Biden Signs Memorandum to Advance Fair Housing

President Biden today signed a presidential memorandum that directs HUD to examine the effects of the previous administration’s regulatory actions that may have undermined fair housing policies and laws. It directs HUD to take steps necessary based on that analysis to fully implement the Fair Housing Act’s requirements.

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NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

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NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

NAHB has received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fight housing discrimination.

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NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

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NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

The Department of Justice is seeking NAHB’s assistance to help home builders and design professionals better understand the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility provisions. In an August letter to HUD officials, NAHB provided some concrete assistance.

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Texas Court Dismisses Disparate Impact Lawsuit

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Texas Court Dismisses Disparate Impact Lawsuit

A Texas court has dismissed a Fair Housing Act case, saying that the statistics that indicated “disparate impact” aren’t enough to prove that the housing authority’s policies are flawed.

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New HUD Guidance Puts Damper on Background Checks

New HUD Guidance Puts Damper on Background Checks

HUD’s Office of General Counsel issued guidance this week that says using a prospective tenant or buyer’s criminal record to make a decision about whether to rent or sell them a home may be a violation of the Fair Housing Act.

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HUD Seeks Comments on AFFH State Assessment Tool

As part of compliance with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, HUD has now released the State and Insular Area Assessment Tool and is requesting public comment. NAHB will review the tool in consultation with members and respond by the May 10 deadline.

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HUD Publishes AFH Tool

Filed in Codes and Standards, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on January 4, 2016 0 Comments

The Department of Housing and Urban Development marked New Year’s Eve with the Dec. 31 release of its Assessment of Fair Housing tool. Local governments that receive CDBG, HOME or other block grant funding from HUD must use this tool to incorporate fair housing planning into broader community development decisions, as required under HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.

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HUD Funds Fair Housing Education Program

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HUD has $39.2 million now available to fight housing discrimination under the 2015 Fair Housing Initiatives Program to support fair housing capacity building, education and outreach activities, and testing in rental and sales transactions. Successful funding applicants will receive awards of at least $325,000 and no more than $1 million.

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HUD Issues New Rules to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

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HUD Issues New Rules to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

New regulations announced today by HUD are intended to ensure that practices and policies of local governments do not promote racial segregation.

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Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact Housing Claims

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Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact Housing Claims

In a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that Fair Housing Act liability can be proven without the need to show intentional discrimination.

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