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HUD/DOJ Joint Statement and Q&A: Group Homes and Local Land Use


Date Published: May 2022


This joint statement from HUD and the Department of Justice (DOJ) focuses on the Fair Housing Act and how it prohibits state and local governments from adopting or implementing land use and zoning practices that discriminate based on a protected characteristic.

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Foundational Resources: Emerging IssuesFair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP IntakeFHAP InvestigationGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Land Use
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: ColorDisabilityFamilial StatusNational Origin or AncestryRaceReligionSex, 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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