How to Prevent Fair Housing Claims from Individuals with Nonobvious Disabilities

How to Prevent Fair Housing Claims from Individuals with Nonobvious Disabilities



While the IRS is generally responsible for the low-income housing tax credit program, in 2000 it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to enforce fair housing laws. HUD is generally charged with enforcing the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and may refer cases to the DOJ. The FHA prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions, including the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability.

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