HUD Proposes Fair Housing Harassment Rule, Expands Liability for Agent and Third-Party Misconduct

The Fair Housing Act prohibits harassment in housing and housing-related transactions because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. Yet for many women, their landlords are a source of fear and harassment, demanding sexual favors in lieu of or along with rent money. This type of harassment is one of the subjects of a new rule proposed by HUD on Oct. 21.

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