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Ballard Spahr LLP: HUD Issues Final Program Instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration

By t he Housing Group HUD has released the final program instructions for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a demonstration program designed to test the conversion of public housing and other HUD-assisted housing to long-term, project-based Section 8 rental assistance. The purpose of the...

Ballard Spahr LLP: HUD Issues Final ‘Discriminatory Effects’ Rule

By the Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Groups The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule that provides that if a practice has a "discriminatory effect," HUD or a private plaintiff can establish liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even...