Fair Housing Program
An Illinois federal court has considered whether a website which allowed users to post information about housing on the website could be liable as a publisher for postings which allegedly contained content that violated prohibitions contained in the federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”).
Craigslist, Inc. (“Website”) operates a website which allows users to post...
A California federal court has considered whether a group of blind individuals could continue with their lawsuit against the Target Corporation (“Company”) because the company’s website, Target.com (“Website”), was allegedly inaccessible to the blind and so violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
The National Federation of the...
A Texas federal court has considered whether the National Association of Home Builders, Inc. (“NAHB”) had standing to bring a lawsuit over the City of Kyle, Texas’s (“City”) alleged violations of the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”).
In November 2003, the City changed its zoning ordinances to require, among other things, that all new homes have...
A Florida federal court has considered whether a disabled individual, who had no specific intention of visiting properties at issue again, had standing to bring a lawsuit for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
Dana Lamb (“Lamb”) is a handicapped individual who requires a wheelchair for mobility. Lamb lives in LaBelle, Florida. In...
A federal appellate court has reinstated allegations that an apartment building owner was vicariously liable for violations of the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) based on its property manager’s actions related to prospective tenants.
Caplaw Enterprises (“Owner”) hired LC Properties of Rochester (“Property Manager”) to perform all management...
Here are some things you and your REALTOR® association can do to recognize Fair Housing Month:
- Sponsor a local Fair Housing Month poster contest. Afterward, make association calendars out of the artwork.
- Publish the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office and/or association.
- Use the Fair Housing Proclamation and have your local government proclaim April as Fair Housing Month.
- Display the 2017 Fair Housing Focus Poster in your office and/or association.