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HUD Update: HUD Issues Fair Housing Memo Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

16 February 2021
 February 16, 2021
Category HUD News, News

HUD announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity issued a memorandum stating that HUD interprets the Fair Housing Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and directs HUD offices and recipients of HUD funds to enforce the Act accordingly. The memorandum begins implementation of the policy set forth in President Biden’s Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation and HUD will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Memorandum on the Implementation of Executive Order 13988 on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act is attached and can be viewed here.

To view the HUD press release on the Implementation of Executive Order 13988 on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, click here.

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