Articles relating to "Fair housing":
Is your website ADA compliant? (4/28/2016)
Brokers, if your website does not yet meet standards for usability under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may be at risk.
100 million Americans have a criminal record (4/26/2016)
Landlords that once banned ex-convicts must regroup after HUD suggested it could be a fair housing violation. The exact do’s and don’ts aren’t clear, but HUD advice to public housing managers offers some insights.
Cities wrestle with HUD’s ex-convict rental rules (4/25/2016)
Housing authorities walk a fine line. They must provide low-income housing to people who don’t fit into the private rental market while also keeping areas safe.
Fair housing do’s and don’ts (4/11/2016)
There’s no list of forbidden words, but over time –sometimes as the result of a fair housing investigations – a few things have been identified as red flags.
HUD: ‘No ex-convict’ rental rules might break law (4/5/2016)
Under fair housing “disparate impact” guidelines, a no-convict rental rule may discriminate unintentionally because many ex-criminals are black or Hispanic.
Don’t expect agents to answer loaded questions (4/5/2016)
The questions seem simple – such as “Is this a good neighborhood?” – but real estate agents need an answer that doesn’t run afoul of U.S. fair housing laws.
HUD: Final rule on religious liberty protections (4/1/2016)
Religious affiliation won’t be considered in HUD’s provider funding decisions, but there are tighter rules for “explicitly” banned behaviors toward beneficiaries.