US Department of Justice and HUD file brief in support of Austin’s Fair Housing Ordinance

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HUD and the US Department of Justice have filed a brief against the appeal filed by the Austin Apartment Association before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals through which the Austin Apartment Association seeks to overturn Austin Fair Housing Ordinance provision protecting tenants from discrimination based on the source of their income (Section 8).

In the wake of an unfavorable ruling in the United States District Court in Austin, the landlord association has appealed their case to the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In its AMICUS CURIAE brief, the government rejects all of the claims of the landlord association.