NSP FAQ
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Is it possible for Vicinity Hiring Preference guidelines to violate fair housing provisions because of the NSP geographic target?

Date Published: October 2012

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The Vicinity Hiring Preference requirements for NSP and fair housing requirements do not generally conflict. Generally, low-income persons living in certain target areas are not protected classes and therefore it is not unlawful to give preference to these groups of persons or businesses. If a grantee has concerns that the geographic targeting requirement might have disparate impact on a protected class, or if it has a specific instance where it is concerned about a conflict in the requirements, it should contact the HUD Field Office representative.


Tags: NSP Economic Opportunities under Section 3

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