Fair Housing vs. Unfair Housing

Do you know the difference?

Knowing the difference between fair housing and unfair housing isn't as obvious as you might think. This blog aims to present a variety of important and interesting fair housing issues.

If you're an apartment professional, avoid costly mistakes by reading the stories of others who — even with good intentions — learned compliance lessons the hard way. (For the easy way, click here.)

If you live in an apartment, get familiar with your rights when it comes to housing discrimination, as well as your options for seeking justice.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama and Fair Housing

Yesterday, the nation went to the polls and elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. When Mr. Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, 2009, he will make civil rights history as he becomes the country's first black President.

What will this mean for fair housing? Will Mr. Obama and a heavily Democratic Congress expand the Fair Housing Act to cover more types of discrimination, such as sexual orientation or age? And is the fact that voters made a clear choice for a black candidate a sign that fair housing violations will trend down?

What do you think?

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