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HUD Issues Final Rule Related to “Hostile Environment Harassment” Under the Fair Housing Act

On September 14, 2016, HUD issued the final rule entitled Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices Under the Fair Housing Act .

This final rule amends HUD’s fair housing regulations to:

  • Formalize definitions of ‘‘quid pro quo harassment’’ and ‘‘hostile environment harassment’’ under the Fair Housing Act;
  • Formalize standards for evaluating claims of quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment under the Fair Housing Act;
  • Add illustrations of prohibited quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment to HUD’s existing Fair Housing Act regulations; and,
  • Identify traditional principles of direct and vicarious liability applicable to all discriminatory housing practices under the Fair Housing Act, including quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment.

 

A further summary and the full text of the final rule are available after the jump.

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Federal – HUD Issues Guidance on Use of Criminal Records by Housing Providers

Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions

Last week (April 4, 2016), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued official guidance about how the discriminatory effects and disparate treatment methods of proof apply in Fair Housing Act cases in which a housing provider justifies an adverse housing action – such as a refusal to rent or renew a lease – based on an individual’s criminal history.

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Maryland – County Council to consider easing age restricted project requirements

County Council to consider easing age-restricted project requirements

The Anne Arundel County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill that would reduce the percentage of people that must be 55 and older to live in an age-restricted development. The bill, sponsored by County Executive Steve Schuh’s administration, would change the percentage permitted in age-restricted housing developments from 100 percent to 80 percent.

“The Anne Arundel County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill that would reduce the percentage of people that must be 55 and older to live in an age-restricted development…”

Federal – Condo market gets boost from FHA rule change

Condo market gets boost from FHA rule change

Buying and selling affordable condos in Chicago and nationwide is likely to get easier, as federal rules on which condo buildings qualify buyers for mortgages through the Federal Housing Administration loosened on Friday. “The buyer pool just expanded,” said Mabel Guzman, a real estate agent with @Properties. “It’s a win-win.”

Buying and selling affordable condos in Chicago and nationwide is likely to get easier, as federal rules on which condo buildings qualify buyers for mortgages through the Federal Housing Administration loosened on Friday…

Puerto Rico – HUD, PUERTO RICO CONDO ASSOCIATION REACH $1 MILLION DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT CALLING FOR EXTENSIVE REPAIRS

HUDNo.12-089HUD No. 12-089 Shantae Goodloe (202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASE Tuesday May 29, 2012 HUD, PUERTO RICO CONDO ASSOCIATION REACH $1 MILLION DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT CALLING FOR EXTENSIVE REPAIRS Inoperative elevators in high-rise towers harmed disabled resident WASHINGTON – The U.S.

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