Anatomy of a complaint

Good intentions, confusion or ignorance about the requirements of the Fair Housing Act are not a defense if charges of discrimination are alleged. Anyone can accuse anyone else of an actual or perceived violation. Once a complaint is filed, HUD conducts a neutral investigation that involves interviewing all parties and witnesses and reviewing documents. The investigation may also involve interviewing other tenants or requesting additional information from the parties. Continue reading

Fair Housing Glossary (M-Z)

Laws involving fair housing and accessibility are complex and dynamic. Depending on the type of housing, the funding source and the tenants involved, several different laws and codes may be involved. There are also several terms used to refer to a built environment that is usable by people of all abilities. Please note. The information below—as with any portion of this web site—is merely provided as a starting point; it is not a substitute for current professional legal advice. Terms and definitions are subject to change and interpretation. Continue reading

Fair Housing Glossary (A-L)

Laws involving fair housing and accessibility are complex and dynamic. Depending on the type of housing, the funding source and the tenants involved, several different laws and codes may be involved. There are also several terms used to refer to a built environment that is usable by people of all abilities. Please note. The information below—as with any portion of this web site—is merely provided as a starting point; it is not a substitute for current professional legal advice. Terms and definitions are subject to change and interpretation.

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