Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 8, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

  • President Obama recently signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act into law.  The legislation contains numerous provisions related to housing including, “pay for success” housing demonstration in which private contractors will enter into contracts to upgrade the efficacy of federal housing, and be compensated based on the effectiveness of their work.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new rule aimed at combating gender discrimination in the provision of housing services. Among other things, Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs, Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity prohibits inquiries into the gender and sexual status of tenants by housing providers.
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