HUD Proposes Rule to Clarify Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing

HUD Proposes Rule to Clarify Protections for Victims of Harassment in Housing



On Oct. 21, HUD announced a proposed rule that would formalize the standards for evaluating harassment claims in housing or housing-related transactions under the Fair Housing Act. According to HUD, sexual harassment is the most common type of harassment complaint it receives. Harassment in housing threatens a resident's sense of safety and privacy in her own home, and there can be little opportunity to escape such harassment unless the individual or family moves.

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