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…]
I Thought You Had A Two Bedroom?
Telephone fair housing training is a key component for the compliance department in multifamily. Apartment rental offices receive many telephone calls each day. Questions such as: Are there available apartments? What is your screening criteria? and many others may be asked on any given day. How an employee answers can cause the caller to have expectations of an apartment community. These expectations may or may not be realized when that person visits or makes application. Any contradictions in information may be assumed to be a result of housing discrimination. For example, one of the most common issues occurs when a tester calls and is told there are available two bedroom apartments. When the tester arrives at the apartment community the next day, he is told there are no available apartments.[Read more…]
On February 9th 2017, The Fair Housing Institute officially launched its updated online course. This fair housing course is the new option. We very much look forward to working with property management professionals across the country. Please reach out to us if you have any questions at all. [Read more…]
FHI Online, Inc. Is Now The Fair Housing Institute, Inc.
You are here because FHI Online is now The Fair Housing Institute. You have been redirected to our new website where we offer updated modules of nationally renowned fair housing training in English and Spanish as well as all the latest in fair housing news. We are still under the same ownership and have this nation’s leading fair housing attorneys and experts. [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.
Traditionally over the last few years we have seen and or experienced Fair Housing testers coming to properties to ascertain that our site teams are abiding by Fair Housing laws. Most of the tests have been focused on two particular classes which are race and religion. They are always stepping up their game.