HUD Releases Final Rule Updating Fair Housing Act

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HUD Releases Final Rule Updating Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released final regulations September 13, 2016 related to the Fair Housing Act that impact community associations.  The final rule is effective October 14, 2016, and CAI will provide additional information in the coming days.

Under the rule, community associations may be liable under the Fair Housing Act for the discriminatory actions of residents who harass or create a hostile environment for other residents. The Fair Housing Act prohibits harassment against a person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status in housing and housing-related transactions. Courts and HUD have long held that Fair Housing Act protections extend beyond the initial transaction and protect a consumer’s ongoing use and enjoyment of their home and property. Continue reading on CAI’s Government Affairs Blog >>

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