The Fair Housing future has a lot in store for us. What is on the Fair Housing horizon? For property management professionals this is an important question. We can never sit on our hands when it comes to Fair Housing compliance. So what have we learned from the previous year and what can we expect moving into this new year?[Read more…]
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…]
Great article found by our good friend Nadeen Green! Please remember-this article does not explain the requirements for either service or emotional support animals in housing. The Fair Housing Act, unlike the ADA, permits either type of assistive animals but permits the housing provider to seek third party professional verification when the need for the animal is not readily apparent. Click HERE for 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…]
So let’s review the seven protected classes. They are as follows. 1. Race 2. Color 3. Religion 4. National Origin 5. Gender 6. Familial Status 7. Disability. Some local governments have already passed legislation that protects LGBT as a class and we can only foresee that more of this will occur through all levels of government in the near future.