What is harassment? HUD rule clarifies protections (10/29/2015)
HUD and the courts have always considered harassment a form of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act, but it now plans to codify what harassment looks like.
Disabled discrimination charges leveled in 3 states (10/16/2015)
HUD alleges that landlords in Wis., New York and Minn. violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to protect the rights of disabled individuals.
HUD charges landlord for adult-only section (10/13/2015)
A Colo. property landlord didn’t discriminate generally, but allegedly tried to separate kid households from adults – a form of discrimination, says HUD.
7 Fla. agencies get HUD money for fair housing work (10/1/2015)
In Florida, groups throughout the state will receive over $2.3M. Nationally, $38M is going out for programs that test fair housing, among other things
Miami can pursue fair housing case against lenders (9/2/2015)
Federal appeals court ruling: The city of Miami may proceed with lawsuits that allege BofA, Citigroup and Wells Fargo targeted minorities for predatory loans.
How can agents best serve buyers with disabilities? (7/28/2015)
About half of buyers with a disability often face a home-hunting challenge, according to a C21 survey: Finding a home that fits their family’s unique needs.
HUD will spend $39.2 million to promote fair housing (7/24/2015)
This year’s funding includes six new types of grants, including one for testing rental and sales transactions. The application deadline is Aug. 26.
HUD issues final rule for communities’ funding (7/8/2015)
Cities that want HUD affordable housing funds must adhere to compliance rules that now include fair housing and community development goals.
HUD checking for wheelchair, deaf discrimination (6/30/2015)
The fed agency says its study found that home seekers who are deaf or use a wheelchair receive fewer options for renting than those who aren’t challenged.
HUD settles with North Miami Beach condo association (6/4/2015)
The association, which allegedly made discriminatory remarks about black and Hispanic residents and attempted to evict them, will pay a $109K settlement.