When was the last time you reviewed your screening policies? Prevent illegal discrimination in screening applicants by developing and practicing consistent policies. Terrorism concerns are relevant and need to be addressed in a proactive way and not reactive. Your team needs to be properly trained on Fair Housing compliance and also on how to properly apply any procedures and policies that you may implement. [Read more…]
Fair Housing training for maintenance professionals is a compliance prerequisite. Housing providers sometimes overlook this need. Often they are the first team members who arrive after a maintenance call comes in. They interact with residents on a regular basis. Kindness and courtesy can often be misinterpreted. We want kindness and courtesy to always be maintained. Scenario-based Fair Housing training goes a long way to create a good balance. [Read more…]
Fair Housing advertising issues and violations are more common than you may think. HUD provides advertising guidelines for compliance which this article covers.
In case you’re asking yourself why you should read this particular article, the fact is that if you work in the housing industry, you need to know your responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, because regardless of your position, you are probably “advertising” every day. Fair Housing advertising involves every member of your team. [Read more…]
Fair Housing Or Personal Security?
An employee’s safety and personal security usually should take precedence over fair housing concerns.
Working in the field of residential real estate can be very rewarding. Whether you’re involved in sales, leasing, or maintenance, you can also face risks. We’ve all heard the frightening stories of on-site employees or real estate agents who have been attacked while doing their jobs. Good personal security practices can greatly reduce the risk of such incidents. But what happens when your personal security practices force you to treat people differently so that you’re concerned about your fair housing compliance? [Read more…]
The National Apartment Association Education Conference for 2017 is almost upon us. Besides work there is always some playtime. We decided to reach out to some of our local multifamily professionals for their thoughts on some of the best places to see and enjoy while you are visiting our city. Welcome to Atlanta everyone! We know you will enjoy your visit! In no particular order, check out what our locals recommend. Do not skip a section! Read on to find some great places to eat and even some information on catching a Braves game while you are in town. [Read more…]
Apartment maintenance staff may receive reasonable modification requests because of their direct contact with residents. Therefore, it’s important that they are educated in how to respond to such requests. [Read more…]
See You At The NAA Education Conference In Atlanta
The Fair Housing Institute team will be attending the National Apartment Association Education Conference in Atlanta on June 21-24 2017. This is the premier event of the year for the apartment industry and THE BIGGEST event for education and collaboration. The Fair Housing Institute will be exhibiting and speaking! [Read more…]
What qualifies as a senior living community? An increasing number of housing developments appear to be marketing themselves as “Active Adult” or “Empty Nester” communities. How can that be? “Adult Only” housing was outlawed in 1988 when President Ronald Reagan signed the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) into law. [Read more…]