Follow Three Dos & Don'ts When Rejecting Applicants
HUD regulations have three key requirements when rejecting applicants. Owners must not discriminate against an applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. Also, for Section 8 program owners, HUD requires owners to comply with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA protects victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, as well as their immediate family members, from being denied housing assistance if an incident of violence is reported and confirmed.