Investigators

Purpose

Where You Live is Your Choice

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster showing a Black mother and daughter: Don’t let anyone tell you differently. We found the home of our dreams, but the real estate agent said she thought we would be more comfortable in a different neighborhood. But I know it’s illegal to steer prospective homeowners to or from certain neighborhoods based on race or national origin. Report racial steering and put an end to it. Like we did. Fair housing is your right. Use it. Formatted for Bus Shelter. HUD website/phone for contact info.Open Publication

Treatment of Testing Evidence in Fair Housing Complaint Investigations

created on Thu, 2017-07-13   •   updated on Thu, 2017-07-13
Memorandrum for: All FHEO Field Office Staff, Office of Enforcement and Programs Staff From: Carolyn Y. Peoples, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, E The purpose of this memorandum is to set forth the procedures investigators from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (“FHEO investigators” or “investigators”) will follow when investigating a Fair Housing Act (“Act”) complaint based in whole or in part on testing. Testing is a critical tool in the fight against housing discrimination. This guidance seeks to insure that FHEO investigators nationwide will...Open Publication

Accommodations & Modifications for Residents with Disabilities

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
This brochure for renters and rental housing providers explains reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities.Open Publication

Domestic Violence and Your Housing Rights

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
Brochure produced by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington State provides information on the housing rights of victims of domestic violence in Washington state. Also available in Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.Open Publication

Prima Facie Case Elements for Different Types of Claims

created on Mon, 2017-05-01   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-01
This foldout reference resource provides a list of the most common prima facie case elements for fair housing cases.Open Publication

Run Fast (Predatory Lending)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA explains how to recognize predatory lending and what to do about it.Open Publication

Directions (Foreclosure Prevention)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA advises how to save your home from foreclosure and locate a free HUD-approved Housing Counselor.Open Publication

Why Not?

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA portrays a Latino family who found the perfect apartment for rent but were turned down because the landlord didn't want to rent to families with children. It explains their familial status rights and how to file a complaint with HUD.Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Reasonable Accommodations for Assistance Animals

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This NFHA brochure explains reasonable accommodations, assistance animals for persons with disabilities, and answers commonly asked questions.Open Publication

Risk or Race: An Assessment of Subprime Lending Patterns in Nine Metropolitan Areas

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
Over the past decade, numerous studies have raised concerns that subprime lenders were inappropriately targeting economically vulnerable neighborhoods and that some borrowers, particularly African-Americans, were paying more than necessary for mortgage financing. Indeed, there is a substantial body of literature consistent with the finding that predominantly African-American neighborhoods had much higher shares of loans originated by subprime lenders than areas where whites predominated, while even controlling for a range of factors that are likely to influence the allocation of mortgage...Open Publication

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