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US Government gets involved in LA housing lawsuit

Posted on June 8, 2017

According to Elizabeth Chou of the Los Angeles Daily News, the US government has announced its involvement in a lawsuit. The suite accuses the city of Los Angeles of using millions of federal dollars to build housing while being negligent of making those residential units accessible for disabled persons. The Justice Department got involved after…

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Posted in Compliance, Housing

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A look at H.R. 2179: “Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Act”

Posted on June 5, 2017

Many of you are aware of the recent bill from Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC). He’s introduced the Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Act. It requires individuals to pass a drug test before they’re eligible for Section 8 rental assistance and public housing. If passed, the bill would also deny housing assistance for anyone who fails…

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Posted in Compliance, Housing, Public Housing

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California landlords must pay Hispanic families with children

Posted on May 24, 2017

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reached an agreement with the owner and manager of an apartment complex in California. There were allegations they “discriminated against tenants because of their national origin and familial status.” In this case, the alleged victims were Hispanic families with children. Another set of complaints…

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Posted in Compliance, Housing, Public Housing

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Who’s running your Quality Control? It can have dire consequences.

Posted on April 11, 2017

Quality control played a role in a recent settlement in Virginia.  We learned this week that Virginia’s Department of Social Services (VDSS) agreed to pay $7.1-million to the federal government. This settlement is “to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of its food stamp program.” That program is…

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Posted in Compliance, Quality control