COVID-19

Check this page regularly for critical COVID-19 updates related to fair housing, and click here to contact your members of Congress to ensure we have adequate resources to respond to discrimination in this time of crisis.


Announcements and Updates

NFHA Releases COVID-19 Disability Research Memo

April 9, 2020

People who currently have COVID-19, those who have a history of having the virus, and those who are perceived as having the virus may be protected against housing discrimination under long-standing interpretations of the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws. Click here to read more.

Summary of Temporary Relief Available for Single-Family Mortgage Borrowers Impacted by the COVID-19 National Emergency

April 3, 2020

This update summarizes the credit reporting, mortgage forbearance, and the temporary foreclosure and eviction moratorium sections of the CARES Act, which became effective on March 27, 2020, and lists the types of mortgage loans covered by the Act. Click here to read more.

Statement from NFHA President and CEO Lisa Rice on HUD’s COVID-19 Response

March 23, 2020

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) applauds recent steps taken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to assist homeowners affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Implementing a moratorium on foreclosures and foreclosure-related evictions for at least 60 days is a good first step but more needs to be done. Click here to read more.

Summary of Relief for Certain Mortgage Borrowers

March 20, 2020

This update includes information regarding FHA-insured, USDA, and VA loans, and loans owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Click here to read more.

NFHA Releases COVID-19 Housing and Economic Response Priorities

March 20, 2020

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has released a set of key recommendations that policy-makers should implement immediately to ensure people affected by the COVID-19 crisis are safe, stably-housed and are protected against discrimination. Click here to learn more.


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