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2009 

  Using the fair housing logo is a great way to show a commitment to fair housing.  Many housing providers use the Equal Housing Opportunity logo in their ads and on their written materials to show that they do business in compliance with fair housing laws. HUD requires that owners and managers d...
02/27/2009
The question often arises whether a housing provider or homeowner’s association may condition the approval of a request for a reasonable modification (under the Fair Housing Act) on the requester obtaining special liability insurance. The answer is, no. Imposition of such a requirement would cons...
02/27/2009
Under the Fair Housing Act, a person with a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or modification.  A reasonable modification is a structural change made to the premises whereas a reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or ser...
02/27/2009
A housing provider can deny a request for a reasonable accommodation if the request was not made by or on behalf of a person with a disability or if there is no disability-related need for the accommodation. In addition, a request for a reasonable accommodation may be denied if providing the acco...
02/27/2009
The Fair Housing Act applies to all housing transactions (unless exempted by law, see below). Courts have applied the Act to individuals, corporations, associations and others involved in the provision of housing and residential lending, including property owners, housing managers, homeowners and...
02/27/2009
As every real estate professional should already know, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability.  What many agents tend to forget, however, is that the Act does not protect juvenile offende...
02/27/2009
Here is another example of a Fair Housing Act lawsuit that was fairly recently settled by the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"). I try to post summaries of these types of cases in order to provide updates to real estate professionals about the "dos and don'ts" under the Fair Housing Act...
02/26/2009
Here is another example of a lawsuit that was recently filed by the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") to enforce the Fair Housing Act.  I try to post summaries of these types of cases in order to provide timely updates to real estate professionals about the "dos and don'ts" under the Fa...
02/24/2009
Hello.  I'm relatively new to Active Rain (joined on February 2, 2009) and am still figuring things out. I have a question about whether I should be posting my blogs as either available to the Public or Members Only. As you know, you need to make a "Visibility" designation when you post a new blo...
02/23/2009
On May 29, 2008, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") settled a fair housing disability discrimination case for $62,000 that was brought against an apartment complex and the on-site manager for refusing to allow residents to keep service dogs. United States v. Stealth Investments LLC; ...
02/23/2009
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