Fair Housing Resources

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Fair Housing Law and Regulations

Fair Housing Act (42 USC §3601 et seq.): http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/title8.php 

Fair Housing Regulations (24 CFR 100 et seq.): http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=da0cb62eed900f3249edbb81af304f1a&rgn=div5&view=text&node=24:


Federal Fair Housing Agencies

HUD, Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Office: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement: http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/


Federal Fair Housing Guidance/Memos


HUD Memo, Roberta Achtenberg, Jan. 19, 1995: Guidance Regarding Advertisements Under §804(c) of the Fair Housing Act: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_7784.pdf

Familial Status

Fair Housing Enforcement—Occupancy Standards; Notice of Statement of Policy (Keating Memo), Dec. 22, 1998: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_7780.pdf


U.S. Department of Justice/HUD Guidance, May 17, 2004: Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act: www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/library/huddojstatement.pdf

U.S. Department of Justice/HUD Guidance, March 5, 2008: Reasonable Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act: www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disabilities/reasonable_modifications_mar08.pdf

Sex Discrimination

HUD Memo, Kim Kendrick, June 17, 2008: Questions and Answers on Sexual Harassment Under the Fair Housing Act: http://www.hud.gov/content/releases/q-and-a-111708.pdf

HUD Memo, Sara K. Pratt, Feb. 9, 2011: Assessing Claims of Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence under the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=FHEODomesticViolGuidEng.pdf

Sexual Orientation

HUD Memo, John Trasviña, June 15, 2010: Assessing Complaints that Involve Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression: http://www.fhco.org/pdfs/news/NEWS_HUDmemoSexOrient06152010.pdf

HUD Final Rule, Feb. 3, 2012: Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=12lgbtfinalrule.pdf.

Proposed Rules

HUD Proposed Rule, Nov. 16, 2011: Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Discriminatory Effects Standard: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-16/pdf/2011-29515.pdf