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HUD tells Grant Applicants: Don’t discriminate based on legal ‘SOURCES OF INCOME’ or risk funding


New requirement part of broader civil rights protections

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will begin requiring applicants seeking grant funding to comply with state and local laws that protect individuals from being denied housing based on their lawful source of income. This funding requirement is part of a broader effort by HUD to make certain grant applicants meet state and local anti-discrimination laws, including those prohibiting housing discrimination based on a person’s income, such as Section 8 Rental Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or earnings from seasonal employment.

This week, HUD published a general funding notice detailing the minimum requirements that will apply to all of the Department’s competitively awarded grant programs for Fiscal Year 2010. For the first time, HUD will now require applicants to comply with state and local anti-discrimination laws that prohibit housing discrimination against persons based on their ‘lawful source of income.’ «Read the rest of this article»

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