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 13, 2015

It's Fair Housing Month... Did You Know That Retaliation Is Its Own Fair Housing Violation?

Many landlords and tenants alike don't know that retaliation is itself a fair housing violation. This means that a landlord who takes adverse action against a tenant because the tenant is pursuing a fair housing complaint is violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Even if the underlying complaint proves to be unsuccessful, a tenant can still succeed in bringing a complaint against the landlord based on retaliation.

Find out more about retaliation under the FHA by checking out the fifth video from the "Fair Housing Tips in Less Than a Minute" YouTube series.

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