New HUD Neighbor to Neighbor Discrimination Regulations Impact Community Associations

On September 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) released final regulations that change how the Federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) is applied to quid pro quo and hostile environment housing claims within community associations. The new rules, some of which went into effect on October 14, 2016, affect what community associations are expected to do in situations where neighbor to neighbor harassment occurs within the community.  Under the new regulation, community associations may be liable under the Act for the discriminatory actions of residents who harass or create a hostile environment for other residents if the community association has knowledge of the harassment, the power to stop it, but fails to act.      Read the article…………..


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