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HUD issued this guidance to “ensure that the growing number of local nuisance ordinances and crime-free housing ordinances do not lead to discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act.” The guidance is intended to inform state and local governments and private and public housing providers as to how HUD will assess “nuisance” or “crime-free” housing ordinances, policies, or practices alleged to be discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act.