In this episode, we talk about fair housing and the holidays. What are some tips and best practices when preparing for the holidays and being fully inclusive? Be sure to check out the full episode and share it with your property management maintenance team.[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…]
In this episode, we talk about fair housing and senior living and moving beyond the basics. This episode covers the Top 5 unique fair housing challenges that we find in senior living. It also includes a brief court case summary and how it relates to a senior housing property management company.[Read more…]
In this episode, we talk about fair housing and student living and moving beyond the basics. And we’re happy to introduce a new segment to our show called The Fair Housing Five. This episode covers the Top 5 unique challenges that we find in student living.[Read more…]
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…]
Bostock v. Clayton County
The Supreme Court has had a pending case involving sexual orientation and gender identity. In a very recent historic decision, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 590, U.S. ___ (2020), (“Bostock”) the U.S. Supreme Court expanded its interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination. This law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, but not explicitly on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Court has determined in this decision that Title VII’s protection of employees on the basis of sex also protects employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.[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…]