Q. What types of evidence can be used to assist in meeting the burden of proof?
A. Court or administrative findings of discrimination. Statements made under oath to an investigator or in a court or administrative proceeding. Affidavits or statements sworn under oath by an individual owner which have specific recurrent incidents of discrimination or a pattern of discrimination over a significant period of time. Applicant statements alone, without supporting or corroborating evidence will be given less weight than if corroborated. Sworn affidavits or statements from independent third parties, who do not have an interest in or close relationship to the owner, corroborating or supporting assertions made by the owner Statements by relatives or friends of the owner will have less weight than statements by independent third parties. Documentary evidence which corroborates or supports assertions made by an owner regarding specific incidents or a pattern of discrimination. Such documentation includes these items:
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