AMENDING THE STATE FAIR HOUSING ACT TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RECEIPT OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE.
Amends GS 41A-4(a) (unlawful discriminatory housing practices) to add that discrimination based on the receipt of housing assistance in a real estate transaction is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. Makes a conforming change to GS 41A-4(g) (concerning land-use decisions and development permits). Makes other technical changes.
Amends GS 41A-3 to define housing assistance as a subsidy provided to defray the cost of rental housing for a household that has a member who is either (1) age 62 or older or (2) has been determined eligible for a government-funded disability program.
Enacts new subsection (c) to GS 41A-5 (proof of violation) to provide that it is not a violation of the State Fair Housing Act if the housing assistance on which the transaction is dependent is not authorized for the transaction within 14 days of the date that the landlord approves the tenant. Makes conforming and technical changes to GS 41A-5.
Makes conforming and technical changes to GS 41A-6(a) (concerning exemptions).
Effective October 1, 2011, and applies to actions taken or not taken on or after that date.
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