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 10, 2015

It's Fair Housing Month... Do You Know the Basics of Fair Housing Law?

People who become the victim of housing discrimination can suffer a range of problems, most notably financial loss and emotional distress. Although the Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a federal law with a strong enforcement mechanism, many apartment tenants aren't familiar with how the law protects them against discrimination.

This Fair Housing Month, take a moment to become more empowered by getting familiar with your fair housing rights, learning how to spot illegal discrimination, and knowing what your options are for dealing with landlords and others who are infringing on your rights.

Check out my article, entitled "Housing Discrimination Basics" for About.com.

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