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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

Fair Housing Basics: Removing Barriers to Housing Equity

created on Wed, 2017-03-29   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
This 42-slide PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of fair housing basics, beginning with an analysis of unconscious bias. Customizable.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

Guidance for Public Housing Agencies and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
The purpose of this Notice is to inform PHAs and owners of other federally-assisted housing that arrest records may not be the basis for denying admission, terminating assistance or evicting tenants, to remind PHAs and owners that HUD does not require their adoption of “One Strike” policies, and to remind them of their obligation to safeguard the due process rights of applicants and tenants. The Notice also reminds PHAs and owners of their obligation to ensure that any admissions and occupancy requirements they impose comply with applicable civil rights requirements contained in the Fair...Open Publication

Guidance on Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Requirements for Public Housing Authorities

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-08
The purpose of this notice is to remind public housing agencies (PHAs), including those in the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration, of their obligation to comply with key non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws and implementing regulations, including those in 24 CFR § 5.105(a). Specific laws and regulations must be viewed in their entirety for full compliance, as the notice does not incorporate a complete discussion of all legal authorities.Open Publication

Recommended Fair Housing Lesson Plan

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-08
Objective: Students will explore the meaning of diversity, discrimination, equality, and civil rights (historical and contemporary) to understand the significance of the Fair Housing Act. Activities: Diversity & Discrimination ExercisesOpen 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

Fair Lending - Learn the Facts

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
Understanding fair lending, and the law that governs it is important for everyone. Knowing how your fair housing rights are protected under the federal Fair Housing Act can help you recognize lending discrimination.Open Publication

Fair Housing Enforcement—Occupancy Standards (Keating Memo)

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-29
See Appendix A for the "Keating Memo" (Fair Housing Enforcement Policy: Occupancy Cases) SUMMARY: This statement of policy advises the public of the factors that HUD will consider when evaluating a housing provider’s occupancy policies to determine whether actions under the provider’s policies may constitute discriminatory conduct under the Fair Housing Act on the basis of familial status (the presence of children in a family). Publication of this notice meets the requirements of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. DATES: Effective date: December 18, 1998. [Docket No. FR–...Open Publication

Ex-Offenders: Letter from HUD to Public Housing Authorities

created on Wed, 2017-03-08   •   updated on Tue, 2017-03-28
The Department is engaged in several initiatives that seek a balance between allowing ex-offenders to reunite with families that live in HUD subsidized housing, and ensuring the safety of all residents of its programs. To that end, we would like to remind you of the discretion given to public housing agencies when considering housing people leaving the criminal justice system. The Department encourages you to allow ex-offenders to rejoin their families in the Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher programs, when appropriate.Open Publication

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