Senators Urge HUD to Issue Guidance on How Nuisance Ordinances May Violate Laws

Senators Urge HUD to Issue Guidance on How Nuisance Ordinances May Violate Laws



Twenty-nine senators, led by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), recently sent a letter to HUD Secretary Julián Castro urging HUD to provide written guidance regarding how local nuisance ordinances may violate the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The letter states, “Nuisance ordinances established by local governments across the nation are penalizing victims for calls requesting police protection or emergency assistance for crimes occurring at their homes.

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