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Guidance on the Application of FHA Standards to the Use of Criminal Records

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Date Published: April 2016

Description

This guidance addresses how the discriminatory effects and disparate treatment methods of proof apply in Fair Housing Act cases in which a housing provider justifies an adverse housing action – such as a refusal to rent or renew a lease – based on an individual’s criminal history.

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Foundational Resources: Fair Housing Laws and RegulationsGuidance/Handbooks
Legal Theories and Concepts: Criminal Activities/BackgroundDisparate ImpactDomestic ViolenceVAWA: Violence Against Women Act
Protected Classes: Federal and Local: ColorDisabilityFamilial StatusNational Origin or AncestryRaceReligionSex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity
Courses: Fundamentals of Fair Housing – FHAP InvestigationFundamentals of Fair Housing – IntakeLitigating Fair Housing Cases


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