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On Feb. 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued "Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard," a regulation that codifies the standard for assessing "disparate impact" liability for practices in sales, rentals, or other housing-related activities. As a result, LeadingAge members could be found liable for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act "regardless of whether there was an intent to discriminate."On April 4, 2016, HUD's Office of General Counsel (OGC) issued a 10-page memo outlining how the 3-step process would be applied to criminal history policies used by housing providers to determine whether their criminal screening history reviews sufficiently consider such factors as type of crime and length of time since conviction, and whether any discriminatory effect caused by the practice is justified
A total of 94 Members of Congress sent two letters to Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging funding for HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly Program
Highlights of late Congressional Action finalizing HUD FY16 Funding, including LIHTC 9% credit made permanent, and restoration of Rural Rental Assistance shortfalls.
The President signed into law December 4 provisions included in the five-year transportation bill the authority to perform triennial income reviews for tenants on fixed incomes. Unfortunately, other administrative streamlining provisions, including increases to the standard deduction for elderly and disabled families from $400 to $525 along with a raised threshold (from 3% to 10% of income) above which medical expenses would be deducted, were not included in a last-minute upset during committee mark-up.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking specific steps to improve communications, including development of some noteworthy newsletters. Read the latest HUD multifamily newsletter, providing insights on the transformation as Wave 4 (Northeast) is underway and steps begin for Wave 5 (West Coast), staffing changes and more.