19 May, 2022 14:01

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) released “Guidance on Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in Marketing and Application Processing at Subsidized Multifamily Properties.” The guidance explains how Title VI of the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” applies to the marketing, application, and waitlist processes of HUD-assisted multifamily properties, which include Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly, and Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities. The eight-page document clarifies how certain marketing, rental application processing, and waitlist management practices can perpetuate segregation or otherwise discriminate in violation of Title VI. It also provides suggestions for implementing more inclusive practices that are less likely to produce discriminatory results. Meanwhile, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs (Multifamily), which administers the PBRA, 202, and 811 programs, issued “Implementation Sheet for HUD’s Title VI Guidance,” a four-page document providing a shorter outline of FHEO’s document.

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