HUD’s “Smoke-Free” Policy for Public Housing
As of July 30, 2018, all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the country were required to have “smoke-free” policies under a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule. HUD’s smoke-free rule was adopted to “improve indoor air quality in public housing; benefit the health of public housing resident, visitors, and PHA staff; reduce... Read More
Occupancy Policies and the Fair Housing Act: How Many is Too Many?
Scenario. A family of five applies to rent a two-bedroom home. The family is turned away by the housing provider after being told that its occupancy policy only allows a maximum of three people in a two-bedroom unit. The family has been told this before by other housing providers and is upset they have been... Read More
Fair Housing Listening Session for Veterans Held in Fayetteville
Over the past few months, the Fair Housing Project has been hosting fair housing listening sessions around the state in partnership with local fair housing agencies, stakeholders, and community partners. The sessions are targeted towards engaging with the community and hearing from the public directly about the fair housing issues they have experienced or are... Read More