HUD Issues Final Guidance on Limited English Proficiency

Published: February 8, 2007

<table width="507"><tbody><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b></b></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">Federal guidance on steps to make your material accessible to persons with limited English proficiency goes into effect Feb. 21. The guidance, which grew out of a Civil Rights executive order issued in 2000, applies to entities that receive federal financial assistance. In housing, this could include projects that receive rental assistance or construction subsidy, among other assistance. It does not apply to FHA insurance but would apply if the FHA insurance was coupled with a federal rental or construction subsidy or other federal assistance. During development of the guidance, NAR made it clear it had concerns about the burden providing material in many different languages would have on businesses.</td></tr></tbody></table>

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