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Relating to the applicability of the Texas Fair Housing Act to certain sales and rentals.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1153 would update the Texas Fair Housing act to be in compliance with provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) with respect to certain exemptions to anti-discrimination regulations for qualified owners of various rental properties. The bill specifically applies to the "single family home" exemption and the "Mrs. Murphy" exemption from liability under the FHA.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1153 which would bring the Texas FHA into compliance with the federal FHA.