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Language Access to Housing (LEP)

Federally assisted housing providers are required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to provide meaningful access to people with limited English proficiency (LEP). LEP persons include anyone ““who does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English . . .” “ (HUD LEP Guidance, 6872 Fed. Reg. 273244) (Jan. 22, 2007).

Title VI states that no person, “on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity” that is federally funded. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers from engaging in such discrimination as well. The Supreme Court, in Lau v. Nichols, 414 U.S. 563 (1974), interpreted Title VI as prohibiting conduct that has a disproportionate effect on LEP persons because of its relationship to national origin. This means that federally assisted housing providers must create meaningful access to their programs for LEP persons.

Currently, many housing providers are not in compliance with language access requirements. This section contains rules and guidance on how to improve language access, primarily among federally assisted housing providers, as well as tips on best practices.

Cases

National Multi Housing Council v. Jackson

The National Multi Housing Council challenged HUD’s LEP guidance in federal district court in National Multi Housing Council v. Jackson, Civil Action No. 07-0815 (D.DC. Mar. 28, 2008). The landlords argued that HUD exceeded its statutory authority under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and that its guidance was arbitrary and capricious, thus violating the Administrative Procedures Act. The court dismissed their motion for lack of ripeness and standing, but the memorandum is instructive in understanding the landlords’ continuing resistance to LEP compliance.

Materials

LEP Outline

This is a short outline on the rights of people with Limited English Proficiency in federally assisted housing.

Administrative Guidance

President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 13166 on August 11, 2000, instructing all federally conducted programs to put forth language access plans and for federal agencies to create and publish guidance for federally assisted programs to comply with LEP requirements.

In compliance with Executive Order 13166, HUD released, in 2007, guidance on how federally assisted housing providers should implement LEP policies. This document is a useful tool to understand what housing providers should be doing to provide meaningful access to LEP persons. HUD “Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons,” 72 FR 2732 (January 22, 2007).

The National Multi Housing Council challenged HUD’s LEP guidance in federal district court in National Multi Housing Council v. Jackson, Civil Action No. 07-0815 (JR). The landlords argued that HUD exceeded its statutory authority under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and that its guidance was arbitrary and capricious, thus violating the Administrative Procedures Act. The court dismissed their motion for lack of ripeness and standing, but the memorandum is instructive in understanding the landlords’ continuing resistance to LEP compliance. Click here for the ruling and accompanying memorandum.

HUD provides a list of federally assisted housing providers for the purposes of Title VI. List of Federally Assisted Programs, 69 Fed. Reg. 68700 (Nov. 24, 2004).

Conciliation/Compliance agreements

A few housing authorities have entered into Compliance Agreements or Voluntary Conciliation Agreements (VCAs) that require them to develop and implement language access plans.
Nashua Housing Authority
Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas
Revere Housing Authority
Yolo County Housing Authority

LEP Advocacy 201: Beyond the Basics

Attached are materials from the LEP Advocacy 201: Beyond the Basics presentation. The materials cover how advocates can use the PHA planning process to work with housing authorities to implement language access plans.

Statutes and Regulations

HUD Final LEP Guidance

HUD's Final LEP Guidance

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