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, January 27, 2012

Fair Housing Help: Making Reasonable Accommodation Requests

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) requires landlords to grant prospects and tenants reasonable accommodations that are needed for a disability. Although this may seem straightforward, renters and landlords alike often get confused about the procedure as well as what each party's expectations should be.

To help clear up confusion, I've put together a summary of what you need to know about reasonable accommodation requests under the FHA.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fair Housing Help: Rights for Renters With Disabilities

Compliance with disability-based housing discrimination rules under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) isn't obvious or just a matter of common sense. There are certain things landlords must and mustn't do when dealing with prospects and tenants who have a disability.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fair Housing Help: Finding an Accessible Apartment

If you've got a physical disability and need an apartment that offers accessible features, take advantage of Web resources so you can run an efficient search and get a rental that meets your needs.

I've outlined how to do this in my article, "How to Find an Accessible Apartment Online."