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…]
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…]
Episode 3 Fair Housing Education
Episode 3 of our complimentary Fair Housing educational sessions. In this session, we cover the following key topics.
- HUD’s has proposed new regulations in an effort to relieve housing providers from their anxiety about disparate impact. Should you be relieved?
- A two persons per bedroom occupancy policy may not withstand a disparate impact analysis. If not, what type of policy will?
- Four recommendations for developing a criminal history policy that will avoid a fair housing challenge.
Disparate Impact revisions were recently published. How will these revisions have an impact on housing providers? The revisions reflect the Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.[Read more…]