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.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fair Housing Help: How to Tell if an Apartment Rule Illegally Discriminates Against Families With Children

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Given the Fair Housing Act's (FHA) ban on familial status discrimination, you might wonder why so many landlords appear to get away with adopting and enforcing rules that single out children.

As I explain in a recent article, tenants and landlords alike can tell if a rule at your apartment building is compliant with the FHA by asking yourself two questions.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fair Housing Help: Children in Senior Housing

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If you're looking for an apartment in a senior community, you might prefer not to have children as your neighbors. On the other hand, you may want a senior community that allows children, particularly if you're the legal guardians of children.

Fair housing law lets children live in senior housing, but only under certain circumstances. Find out what they are by reviewing this summary I put together of what you should expect when you start a senior housing search.