Washington, DC – (RealEstateRama) — Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement of new rulemakings and guidance to provide protections for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), victims of sexual harassment and survivors of domestic violence, and to ensure access to fair housing regardless of gender identity, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement.
“We applaud the steps HUD has undertaken in these rulemakings and guidance to provide protections to LEP individuals, victims of sexual harassment, and survivors of domestic violence, and to ensure fair housing rights are upheld regardless of gender identity. Through these efforts HUD is putting in place important protections to increase fair housing access, and ensure safety, security, and privacy in housing.”
To see HUD’s final rule to ensure equal access to housing and services regardless of gender identity, click here.
To see HUD’s guidance on the application of Fair Housing Act standards to the enforcement of local nuisance and crime-free housing ordinances against victims of domestic violence, other crime victims, and others who require police or emergency services, click here.
To see HUD’s guidance on Fair Housing Act protections for persons with Limited English Proficiency, click here.