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HUD Title VIII Handbook: Chapter 8: Analysis of Specific Cases


Date Published: November 1998


This chapter explores unique legal and/or evidentiary issues that set them apart from more traditional housing discrimination cases. Examples and processes for investigations cover the following situations: harassment based on race, color, or national origin, sexual harassment, retaliation, mortgage lending discrimination, disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, reasonable modifications and accessibility standards, and zoning and other land-use cases.

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Foundational Resources: Fair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP InvestigationGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Criminal Activities/BackgroundDesign and ConstructionDisparate ImpactDomestic ViolenceElements of ProofEmotional Support and Service AnimalsFirst AmendmentHOPA: Housing for Older Persons ActLand UseLEP: Limited English ProficiencyReasonable AccommodationsReasonable ModificationsSexual Harassment
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: AgeColorDisabilityFamilial StatusNational Origin or AncestryRaceReligionSex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender IdentitySource of Income
Courses: Basics of Fair HousingFundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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