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.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fair Housing Month: What to Consider Before Pursuing a Fair Housing Claim

A few days ago, I blogged about how easy and inexpensive it is these days to pursue a fair housing complaint against a landlord, property manager, or other housing professional whom you believe has discriminated against you.

But before you rush to file a complaint, take a moment to think about what you're about to do. Formally accusing someone of violating a federal law such as the Fair Housing Act (FHA) is serious business. Not only should you feel confident that you have a strong case, but you'll also want to know that you're mentally and emotionally prepared to see the case through to its end, even if the result turns out to be unfavorable.

Find out what issues you should consider before filing by reading my article, "Before You File a Fair Housing Claim" for About.com.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to see more covering the area of Retaliation. Under Title VIII it is unlawful to "interfere, coerce, intimidate or threaten" someone enjoying or excercising Civil Rights, OR assisting others in enjoying or exercising Civil Rights. It is surprising how much of that is going on unchecked.