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Implementation of Executive Order 13988 on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act


Date Published: February 2021


In response to Executive Order 13988, which requires all federal agencies to extend existing protections on the basis of sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity, this memorandum directs actions by HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opporunity (FHEO) and HUD-funded fair housing partners to enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Foundational Resources: Emerging IssuesFair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP IntakeFHAP InvestigationGuidance/HandbooksHistoric FoundationSubstantial Equivalence Certification
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity
Courses: Basics of Fair HousingFundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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