Blog Posts Tagged with discrimination

Landlords Cannot Institute Blanket Bans on Convicted Criminals, Says HUD.

by: Jason Osbourn

April 5, 2016 at 9:53 AM EDT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a report Monday which concludes that landlords who enact blanket bans on renting to convicted felons would be in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

HUD’s conclusion draws from last year’s case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, 576 US ___ (2015) in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that housing policies which are not intentionally discriminatory but which,...