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.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fair Housing Month: Take Our Fair Housing Month Poll

Since the Fair Housing Act (FHA) was signed into law 42 years ago, it has gotten stronger, thanks to amendments and other government actions. Most notably, the number of protected classes has nearly doubled (from four to seven), people who believe they're the victims of violations have greater enforcement options at their disposal, and potential awards are no longer as limited as they once were.

What would you say is the most significant legislative accomplishment to follow the FHA's passage in 1968? Submit your answer by taking our Fair Housing Month poll (see the right-hand side of this page, toward the bottom). Also, feel free to leave any additional comments you may have here.

Thanks in advance for participating!

Return tomorrow for the twenty-seventh part of this special "Fair Housing Month" feature at Fairhousingblog.com.

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