New HUD Guidance on Fair Housing Protections for Persons with Limited English Proficiency

March, 2017 On September 15, 2016, HUD’s General Counsel released new Guidance on Fair Housing Protections for people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).[1] This Guidance applies to all housing, not just federally funded housing.1 The Guidance discusses the correlation between language barriers and national origin discrimination. HUD concludes, “Where a policy or practice that restricts …