HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) announced the publication of its annual report to Congress on the state of fair housing for the fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019.FHEO-Report-Final-9-3-Final
According to the email, the report includes information about the Department’s fair housing initiatives, including HUD’s partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prevent sexual harassment in housing. The comprehensive initiative includes an interagency task force staffed by representatives of the two agencies and a public awareness campaign that helps victims throughout the nation to locate community resources and report harassment. In addition, the report details HUD’s enforcement measures, including the Department’s Secretary-initiated complaint and charge against Facebook for its violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Below are other highlights from the report:
- 7,788 complaints were filed in FY 2018 and 7,729 in FY 2019.
- Discrimination based on disability continues to be the largest single category of complaints. Next in line were race and retaliation.
- The Section 3 program reported 46,998 job and training opportunities in FY 2018 and 41,690 in FY 2019.