National Fair Housing Advocate Online housing policies make it too difficult for developers to build units that are affordable to lowincome fair housing Month last week outside City Hall. Milestone law celebrated http://www.fairhousing.com/
National Low Income Housing Coalition: 2003 Advocates' Guide Home / Search. 2003 Advocates' Guide To housing and Community Development Policy. fair housing. The Program are covered by fair housing law. ( There are no protections or limitations based on income.) Despite considerable http://www.nlihc.org/advocates/fairhousing.htm
Extractions: The Program The Federal Fair Housing Act, passed in 1968 and amended in 1974 and 1988, protects individuals and families from discrimination on race, national origin, color, religion, sex, familial status (meaning the presence of children in the home), and disability in all housing transactions, public or private. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) of HUD is responsible for administration of fair housing programs and for processing fair housing complaints. The Civil Rights Division of U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for litigating on behalf of the federal government in cases of fair housing violations. As a result of the enactment of federal fair housing laws, all states and localities now have conforming fair housing laws. Much of the work to enforce the federal fair housing law is done by fair housing organizations. Private, nonprofit fair housing centers nationwide fight housing discrimination by providing education and outreach programs for both housing consumers and housing providers, investigating allegations of rental, sales, homeowners insurance, and lending discrimination, and conducting rental studies to determine the nature and extent of housing discrimination in the regions they serve. Program Intent The Fair Housing Act is one of the trilogy of federal laws that are the legacy of the Civil Rights movement that also includes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Legally sanctioned discriminatory housing practices created segregated and unequal neighborhoods and communities in all sectors of the country. Although no longer legal, residential segregation persists due to long-standing housing patterns and economic disparities. Besides its fundamental unfairness, residential segregation contributes to economic disadvantage by reducing access to jobs, transportation, and retail establishments. While overt discrimination in the housing market is less likely today, the promise of the fair housing and equal access to housing opportunities is remains unfilled as more subtle forms of discrimination protect deeply embedded resistance to racially integration.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit - HUD HUD and Justice will identify lowincome housing tax credit properties for cause finding under a substantially equivalent fair housing state law or local http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/lihtcmou.cfm
Extractions: Memorandum Of Understanding Among The Department Of The Treasury, The Department Of Housing And Urban Development, And The Department Of Justice Preamble The United States Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice enter into this memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a cooperative effort to promote enhanced compliance with the Fair Housing Act (ACT) , 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., for the benefit of residents of low-income housing tax credit properties and the general public. It is recognized that the Department of Treasury's (Treasury) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for administering and enforcing the tax laws in the low-income housing tax credit program under § 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 42. In accordance with § 1.42-9 of the Income Tax Regulations, 26 C.F.R. § 1.342-9, low income housing tax credit properties are to be rented in a manner consistent with the Act. Noncompliance of these properties with the low-income housing tax credit provisions is required to be reported to the IRS by state housing finance agencies under 26 U.S.C. § 42(m)(1)(B)(iii).
Extractions: The following chapters describe important federal programs that have been enacted to assist low income households and communities in meeting their housing and other basic needs. For each program, we discuss the basics of the program, its intent, who it means to serve, its funding level, and current issues surrounding the program. We end each chapter by providing suggestions of how advocates can help strengthen or improve these programs, and by providing contact information that will direct those who want to learn more. The following articles each describe proposals that have been introduced at the federal level that would affect, for better or worse, national housing policy and, by extension, low income households. After describing each proposal, we provide its current status and discuss likely implications should it be enacted. National Housing Trust Fund
New Hampshire Legal Assistance The fair housing Project (FHP) is a program of New Hampshire Legal Assistance, a statewide nonprofit law firm providing legal services to low-income New http://www.nhla.org/nhlafhp.htm
Extractions: See More Below New Hampshire Legal Assistance is a non-profit law firm offering free legal services to seniors and eligible low-income persons. New Hampshire Legal Assistance provides free legal help to low-income and elderly persons who cannot afford a private attorney. NH Legal Assistance handles legal matters involving health care, public and private housing issues, food stamps, welfare, unemployment compensation, utility shut-off and nursing home problems. Our offices are open Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Collecting Rent. Developing income Property. fair housing Exemptions. FAQs From Landlord Tenant law Links. Landlord's Home Address The low income housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) was http://www.cses.com/rental/litc.htm
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National Housing Law Project housing. housing Preservation. fair housing. Rural housing The National housing law Project (NHLP) is a national housing law other attorneys, lowincome housing advocacy groups, and http://www.housinglaw.org/
Extractions: Go directly to order form. T he National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a national housing law and advocacy center. The goal of NHLP is to advance housing justice for the poor by increasing and preserving the supply of decent affordable housing, by improving existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices, by expanding and enforcing low-income tenants' and homeowners' rights, and by increasing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities. NHLP works to achieve that goal by providing legal assistance, advocacy advice and housing expertise to legal services and other attorneys, low-income housing advocacy groups, and others who serve the poor. NHLPs primary areas of emphasis are public policy advocacy, litigation assistance, training, and research and writing, focusing on issues and problems that will have the greatest impact on the housing rights of the poor. Special offer for
Ky Human Rights Commission- Fair Housing Laws Kentucky s fair housing law forbids discrimination in housing because of a person s color, religion fair housing Institute. National low income housing Coalition. http://www.state.ky.us/agencies2/kchr/housinglaws.htm
Extractions: Kentucky's Fair Housing Law forbids discrimination in housing because of a person's color, religion, race, sex, national origin, familial status or disability. It is unlawful for a real estate operator, broker, or sales agent to: It is unlawful to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of any housing rights. It is unlawful for a financial institution to: discriminate in the granting, rates, terms, conditions or services of financial assistance in real estate transactions
Housing Policy Resources @ LSNC.net and capacity building to lowincome grass-roots housing and Homelessness Organizations; fair housing @ Bazelon Center for Mental Health law - links to http://www.lsnc.net/housing_policy.html
Extractions: National Housing Policy Resources California Housing Policy Resources California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) - source of below-market interest rate loans for affordable housing development; also administers: California Housing Law Project - valuable site for updates, summaries, and data on pending California low-income housing legislation, offers email newsletters for latest info. California Tax Credit Allocation Committee @ California Treasurer - state and federal tax credit financing program for affordable rental housing development. California USDA Rural Development Housing California - statewide resource re affordable housing.
Site Index @ LSNC.net resources available about federal and state fair housing rights. housing law Issues topical listing (in alphabetical order) of low-income housing issues (eg http://www.lsnc.net/site_index.html
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Extractions: for inclusive communities NIMBY Not In My Back Yard has become the symbol for the neighborhoods to exclude certain people because they are homeless, poor, disabled, or because of their race or ethnicity. The NIMBY Report supports inclusive communities by sharing news of the NIMBY syndrome and efforts to overcome it. Published for nearly 10 years by the American Friends Service Committee, it is now published by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, in collaboration with the Building Better Communities Network The NIMBY Report is distributed monthly as a supplement to NLIHCs Memo to Members . Semi-annual issue reports are also published. Semi-annual Reports 2003, Issue 2 : Deconstructing "Deconcentration" 2003, Issue 1 : Getting to YIMBY: Lessons in YES In My Back Yard Fall 2002 : Using Civil Rights Laws to Advance Affordable Housing (in Adobe Acrobat format) Spring 2002 : The Olmstead Factor: Integrating Housing for People with Disabilities (in Adobe Acrobat format) Fall 2001 : Does Design Make A Difference?
Subscribe To The Housing Law Bulletin fair housing Issues in Demolition, Disposition and Conversion of relating to affordable housing for lowincome people. to Subscribe to the housing law Bulletin http://www.nhlp.org/subscribe_bulletin.htm
Extractions: Section 8 Homeownership HUD Rental Housing ... Search Subscribe to the Housing Law Bulletin ...and receive a reduced new subscriber rate of $100that's $50 off the regular price Written and edited by national experts on the legal issues affecting poor and low-income residents and homeowners, the Housing Law Bulletin is packed with information, articles, and announcements. It provides an invaluable monthly update for housing advocates, legal services attorneys, resident groups, housing providers, and anyone else who needs to keep abreast of the rapidly changing landscape of federal housing rules and programs. "If you are representing clients on housing matters related to federal housing programs, it borders on malpractice not to subscribe to the Housing Law Bulletin. " Fred Fuchs, Attorney, Legal Aid of Central Texas, Austin, Texas. I read the Housing Law Bulletin religiously and use the materials to help teach my housing rights law class, to advise legal services attorneys in DC on housing issues, and to inform my work as a public housing Commissioner for the DC Housing Authority.
Housing provides subsidies to the owner who then applies those subsidies to the rents he/she charges lowincome tenants. fair housing Act, a law that prohibits http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy/pathfinder/housing.html
Extractions: Click here for Services in your Community The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. Click here to download as an Acrobat file the 2002 Housing Resource Directory produced by the Tennessee Division of Mental Retardation Services. Click here for HUD's information for people with disabilities. Several programs funded by HUD and administered by state and local housing agencies include: Public Housing is low-income housing, operated by your local housing authority. Section 8 Housing is subsidized housing, in which the housing authority gives the tenant a certificate or voucher that says the government will subsidize your rent payments and then you find your own housing. Privately Owned Subsidized Housing , where the government provides subsidies to the owner who then applies those subsidies to the rents he/she charges low-income tenants.
Additional Fair Housing Resourcess Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Excellent Demonstration of Public Reporting of Lender Practices Toward lowincome People (Chicago). fair housing law. http://www.efn.org/~fairhous/eng/links/linkseng.html
PROJECT DIRECTORS harassment in the workplace, and representing lowincome victims of his JD from Harvard University law School and his Sharon K. Legenza, fair housing Project. http://www.clccrul.org/projdir.htm
SMRLS - Special Projects SMRLS provides fair housing enforcement services throughout its service area through its housing Equality law from these services include lowincome persons of http://www.smrls.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=Special Projects
Rental Housing, Homeless, Welfare Reform to provide volunteer legal help for lowincome Alaskans. to promote compliance with the fair housing Act design FreeAdvice.Com The leading law and legal advice http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/Hotlinks/rental-housing.htm
Land Use Law Council s criteria and guidelines and make the achievement of the municipality s fair share of low and moderate income housing realistically possible http://law.wustl.edu/landuselaw/fairhousingact.html
Extractions: Chapter 4: Equity Issues in Land Use: "Exclusionary Zoning" and Fair Housing B. Exclusionary Zoning and Affordable Housing: State Law [After the legislature failed to adopt conflicting resolutions on the Mount Laurel doctrine, including a resolution for a constitutional amendment intended to repeal the doctrine, the legislature] enacted a new Fair Housing Act, N.J. Stat. §§_52:27D-301 to -334, in order to satisfy "the constitutional obligation enunciated by the Supreme Court" in the Mount Laurel cases and to provide for "resolution of existing and future disputes involving exclusionary zoning" through "the mediation and review process" set forth in the Act rather than by litigation, and "to provide various alternatives to the use of the builder's remedy as a method of achieving fair share housing." ( Id. The heart of the New Jersey Fair Housing Act is N.J. Stat. §_52:27D-310, which provides as follows: A municipality's housing element shall be designed to achieve the goal of access to affordable housing to meet present and prospective housing needs, with particular attention to low and moderate income housing, and shall contain at least: