Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

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Publications, Brochures, Studies and Guides

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49507! Project

FHCWM Report (2015) - Final Report on the 49507! Project

 

Fair Housing for Seniors

FHCWM Report (2013) - Fair Housing for Seniors in Kent County: A Guide for Seniors, Caretakers and Housing Providers

 

Disability

HUD/DOJ Joint Statement (May 17, 2004) - Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act

HUD Memo (June 12, 2006) - Insurance Policy Restrictions as a Defense for Refusals to Make a Reasonable Accommodation

HUD/DOJ Joint Statement (March 5, 2008) - Reasonable Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

HUD Memo (February 17, 2011) - ADA Regulations and Assistance Animals as Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act & Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

HUD FHEO Notice (April 25, 2013) - Service Animals and Assistance Animals for Persons with Disabilities in Housing and HUD-Funded Programs

HUD/DOJ Joint Statement (April 30, 2013) - Accessibility Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet (June 2013) - Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Fair Housing Center Sample Form (2015) - Reasonable Accommodation & Modification Request Response Form

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet (2015) - Writing Support Letters: How Medical Professionals Can Support Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

Housing Industry Guidebook (2015) - A Housing Professional's Guide to Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act 

Housing Consumer Guidebook (2015) -  A Guide to Requesting Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

 

Familial Status

Federal Guidance (1992) - Requirements Concerning Lead Based Paint and the Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Center Brochure - Providing Fair and Lead-Safe Housing (En Español)

HUD Policy (December 22, 1998) - Fair Housing Enforcement Occupancy Standards; Statement of Policy (Keating Memo)

HUD Final Rule (April 2, 1999) - Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet (2017) - Fair Housing & Occupancy Standards

 

Advertising

HUD Memo (January 9, 1995) - Guidance Regarding Advertisements Under 804(c) of the Fair Housing Act (Achtenberg)

 

Gender

HUD Memo (November 17, 2008) - Questions and Answers on Sexual Harassment under the Fair Housing Act

HUD Final Rule (October 27, 2010) - Violence Against Women Act Conforming Amendments

 

Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Others

HUD Office of General Counsel Guidance (2016) - on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Enforcement of Local Nuisance and Crime-Free Housing Ordinances Against Victims of Domestic Violence, Other Crime Victims, and Others Who Require Police or Emergency Services

 

Disparate Impact

HUD Final Rule (February 15, 2013) - Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard

 

Immigration Status and Housing Discrimination
 

HUD Memo in English - Immigration Status and Housing Discrimination Frequently Asked Questions In English

HUD Memo in Spanish - Immigration Status and Housing Discrimination Frequently Asked Questions In Spanish

 

Persons with Limited English Proficiency

HUD Office of General Counsel Guidance (2016) - on Fair Housing Act Protections for Persons with Limited English Proficiency

HUD Final Guidance (2007) to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons

Frequently Asked Questions for HUD Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Final Guidance (2007)

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet (2017) - Fair Housing & Limited English Proficiency

 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - AFFH Fact Sheet (2015)

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan Overview

 

Zoning and Land Use

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Fair Housing, Zoning and Land Use

 

People with Criminal Records

HUD Office of General Counsel Guidance (2016) - on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related TransactionsFair Housing Protections for People with Criminal Records

HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing  Guidance (2015) - for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet (2017) - Criminal Background Screening

 

Other

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Fair Housing for LGBT Persons

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Fair Housing for Refugees

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Fair Housing for Students

Fair Housing Center Fact Sheet - Fair Housing for Condominium Associations

 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Studies

City of Grand Rapids (2015)

City of Wyoming (2013)

County of Kent (2011)

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (2008)

Muskegon County, and Cities of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores (2015)

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