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 1, 2011

What's on Tap for Fair Housing Month 2011

Each year, Fair Housing Helper likes to commemorate Fair Housing Month in a different way. If you were following this blog last year, you may remember our honoring the occasion by publishing a new post related to Fair Housing Month for each day of the month.

This year, Fair Housing Helper is pleased to announce the following endeavors aimed at promoting awareness of fair housing laws in the United States:
  1. Fairhousingblog.com will see its first-ever guest blog post in the middle of the month. Written by a nationally recognized housing consultant, the post will shine light on an important aspect of fair housing compliance as it intersects with affordable housing.

  2. The Stark County Real Estate Investors Association (SCREIA) invited me to appear in Canton, Ohio as the keynote speaker at its annual Real Estate Investor Showcase on April 26, 2011. I look forward to presenting a range of important topics for property owners and managers that I detailed in my book, Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide: 10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now (Nolo 2008). Chief among these topics is fair housing compliance, which can prove very costly even to well-meaning landlords and managers. (If you are interested in attending this event, please visit SCREIA's Event Details page for registration information.)

  3. At the end of the month, I'll make an important announcement that you won't want to miss. So, check back and also feel free to follow me on Twitter @fairhousing!

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