HUD Expands Fair Housing Liability to Include LEP Discrimination

HUD Expands Fair Housing Liability to Include LEP Discrimination



HUD recently issued new guidance confirming that persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) are protected under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). LEP includes a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English. The guidance reasons that LEP persons are covered by the FHA because of their close nexus with the protected class of national origin.

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