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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Broad Geographic Reach of the Fair Housing Act

Did you know that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) is the law of the land in more than just the mainland?

A federal law, the FHA has a geographic coverage that extends to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States (see 42 USC § 3602(g)).

Just yesterday, for example, Guam Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation recognizing Fair Housing Month in that territory, according to a report from KUAM.com.

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