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HUD/DOJ Joint Statement and Q&A: State and Local Use Laws and Practices


Date Published: November 2016


This joint statement from HUD and the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides an overview of the Fair Housing Act’s requirements relating to state and local land use practices and zoning laws, including conduct related to group homes, reasonable accommodations, and the handling of such complaints.

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Foundational Resources: Emerging IssuesFair Housing Laws and RegulationsFHAP IntakeFHAP InvestigationGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Design and ConstructionEmotional Support and Service AnimalsLand UseReasonable AccommodationsReasonable Modifications
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: Disability
Courses: Basics of Fair HousingFundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases

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