FHEO Establishes Fair Housing Webpage on HUD Exchange

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) has established a Fair Housing and Civil Rights webpage on HUD Exchange. The webpage contains resources and trainings intended to help HUD “program participants” and members of the public understand fair housing and civil rights laws and regulations. “Program participants” are cities, counties, states, and public housing agencies (PHAs) that must follow the affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) rule as proposed (see Memo, 5/1).

One section of the site, “Laws,” presents links to the text of the “Fair Housing Act,” Title VI of the “Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Section 504 of the “Rehabilitation Act of 1973,” Title II of the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,” Section 109 of the “Housing and Community Development Act of 1974,” and the “Violence Against Women Act.” Another section, “Guidance,” provides guidance documents covering an array of topics, such as group homes, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, and protections for people with limited English proficiency. A “Tools” section offers access to an AFFH data and mapping tool and an interactive tool addressing reasonable accommodations requests for assistance animals. Other resources address familial status, LGBTQIA+ people, ways to engage people with disabilities in fair housing planning, and fair housing planning best practices. 

FHEO’s Fair Housing and Civil Rights page on HUD Exchange is available at: https://tinyurl.com/mr3bb7p3