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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fair Housing Month: Download Free HUD Fair Housing Brochures

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers two useful and informative brochures to help the public understand their rights under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

If you're not familiar with the FHA or you could use a refresher, why not take a moment of this Fair Housing Month to look these over?
  • The first brochure, "Equal Opportunity for All," covers all the basics in 17 pages, including an outline of what the FHA bans as well as its additional protections for families with children and people with disabilities, the complaint process, and the role of HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

  • The second brochure, "Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?" takes you step by step through completing the form to file a fair housing complaint with HUD. At the end, you'll also find a handy bulleted summary of how the FHA protects you.
Return tomorrow for the twenty-eighth part of this special "Fair Housing Month" feature at Fairhousingblog.com.

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