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Fair Housing Guide for People with Disabilities

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 12-page booklet from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania outlines fair housing rights of people with disabilities, explains reasonable accommodation and modification, discusses accessibility, and provides tips for writing an accommodation request. 2014 Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights for Renters: In Vietnamese

created on Fri, 2017-05-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-09-06
Brochure on fair housing rights for renters in Vietnamese.Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights for Renters: In Chinese

created on Fri, 2017-05-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-08-09
公平住房 权利Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights for Renters: In Lao

created on Fri, 2017-05-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-08-09
ລິຈຉ ໃ຋ ໃມູໃວາແລ຋ ໃຽຎັຌ຋ າOpen Publication

Fair Housing Rights for Renters: In Russian

created on Fri, 2017-05-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-08-09
ПРАВО НА СПРАВЕДЛИВОЕ РЕШЕНИЕ ЖИЛИЩНЫХ ВОПРОСОВ.ПРАВО НА СПРАВЕДЛИВОЕ РЕШЕНИЕ ЖИЛИЩНЫХ ВОПРОСОВ.Open Publication

Housing Discrimination Against Racial And Ethnic Minorities 2012

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
For much of the twentieth century, discrimination by private real estate agents and rental property owners helped establish and sustain stark patterns of housing and neighborhood inequality. Beginning in the late 1970s, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rigorously monitored trends in racial and ethnic discrimination in both rental and sales markets approximately once each decade through a series of nationwide paired-testing studies. This summary report presents findings from the fourth such study, which applied paired-testing methodology in 28 metropolitan areas to...Open Publication

An Estimate of Housing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This is the first large-scale, paired-testing study to assess housing discrimination against same-sex couples in metropolitan rental markets via advertisements on the Internet. The research is based on 6,833 e-mail correspondence tests conducted in 50 metropolitan markets across the United States from June through October 2011. For each correspondence test, two e-mails were sent to the housing provider, each inquiring about the availability of the unit advertised on the Internet. The only difference between the two e-mails was the sexual orientation of the couple making the inquiry. Two sets...Open Publication

Discrimination Against Families With Children In Rental Housing Markets: Findings Of The Pilot Study

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Fri, 2017-06-23
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. This pilot study adapted a well-established paired-testing methodology to examine discrimination against families with children in the rental housing market, developed preliminary estimates of this form of discrimination, and explored what family or housing characteristics might affect it. Data were collected via telephone and in-person paired tests in three metropolitan sites: Dallas, Texas; Dayton...Open Publication

Providing Fair Access to Housing for Individuals with Criminal Records

created on Thu, 2017-03-23   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
This 29-slide PowerPoint training presentation from the Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides an overview of the disparate effect analysis related to the use of criminal records for applicants of rental housing. It can be customized with your agency contact information and logo.Open Publication

FAQs: Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-08
These FAQs are issued by HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (“PIH”), Office of Housing, and Office of General Counsel to address questions raised by Notice PIH 2015-19 / H 2015-10, which was issued on November 2, 2015, and is entitled Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions. These FAQs are intended as a supplemental resource to Notice PIH 2015-19 / H 2015-10.Open Publication

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