Fair Housing compliance and social media can co-exist. In this episode we highlight many of the challenges that property management professionals have when it comes to their social media content and compliance with Fair Housing.[Read more…]
Fair Housing advertising guidelines are a must when developing your marketing and advertising content. Fair Housing 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 policies and procedures are absolutely essential no matter how many employees or units your property management company oversees.
In this episode of The Fair Housing Insiders, we covered the following topics:[Read more…]
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has come up in Fair Housing conversations with property management companies. Where does Fair Housing apply when dealing with COVID-19 issues and where does it not? In this post, we address the HUD Statement.[Read more…]
HUD recently came out with a new notice on assistance animals. The topic of emotional support animals and assist animals have many questions surrounding it. Be sure to check out the clip from our YouTube channel episode and review some of the key points of the transcript below in our post.[Read more…]
Reasonable Accommodation Definition
A reasonable accommodation by definition is an adjustment made in a system to accommodate or make fair the same system for an individual based on a proven need. It is one of the many staples within Fair Housing that we all need to be educated about.[Read more…]
Fair Housing laws have applications towards holidays and holiday decorations. Best practices and compliance need to be solidly based on Fair Housing law and not on personal opinion.
As a professional in the housing industry, you may be faced with holiday-related items that are simply viewed as potentially offensive and/or insensitive but that are not against Fair Housing laws.[Read more…]
Answering questions is part of the routine in property management. Some questions can lead us into fair housing hot water if we are not careful with our answers.[Read more…]
Sexual Harassment Allegations
Sexual harassment allegations are a serious matter. The Department of Justice and HUD are working together in a task force to investigate and prosecute cases of sexual harassment in housing.
As serious (and expensive) as allegations of sexual harassment are for employers, housing providers have even wider concerns since housing providers need to adopt policies and best practices to prevent their employees from causing sexual harassment violations against both coworkers and residents.[Read more…]
Can some extreme actions by a resident be deemed a “direct threat,” thereby exempting property management from being required to make reasonable accommodation to the resident? [Read more…]