Fair Housing Updates

Keeping Multifamily in the Know


With a new administration in place and many compliance changes anticipated, Edge2Learn has designated a Fair Housing Resource Center to track Civil Rights updates in real-time as provided by our law firm Clark Hill.

February 25, 2021

The LGBTQ Rights Bill writes in protections for LGBTQ individuals to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, explicitly protecting them from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, and other contexts.

February 25, 2021

Although passionately debated among lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with the Supreme Court’s ruling last year that said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applied to LGBTQ workers when it comes to barring discrimination based on sex, civil rights groups have encouraged Congress to follow up on that decision and ensure that anti-bias protections are put in place.

February 18, 2021

Democratic lawmakers reintroduced the Equality Act on Thursday, breathing new life into a sweeping bill that would outlaw bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, schools, housing, and other contexts nationwide.

February 12, 2021

On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Memorandum for the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) titled, “Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies.” President Biden’s Executive Order’s overarching objective is to overcome the history of structural discrimination in housing by applying and enforcing Federal civil rights and fair housing laws and take steps necessary to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies that have contributed to wealth inequality for generations.

Read more about President Biden’s Executive Order in our Edge2Learn Blog.

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