Fair Housing Program
A federal court recently considered whether a lawsuit could be brought for violations of the fair housing laws when the allegations do not involve the sale or rental of property.
Kulwant, Tara, and Sachit Egan ("Plaintiffs") lived next door to Mr. and Mrs. Schmock ("Neighbors"). The Neighbors directed a series of offensive taunts towards the Plaintiffs based on...
A District of Columbia federal court has ruled on whether insurance companies can be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the federal Fair Housing Act ("FHA") for refusing to provide a standard landlords' insurance policy to landlords who rent to disabled individuals.
Thanda Wai and Arthur Verbit (collectively, "Landlords") each...
A federal court considered whether a housing group could bring a lawsuit against a landlord alleging violations of both the federal and state fair housing laws, based entirely on a three-minute phone conversation between a tester for the group and a representative of the owner.
The Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing Organization ("Housing Group") hired an independent contractor (...
A federal court considered whether a condominium association's management company is required to make a reasonable accommodation for a resident afflicted with Tourette's syndrome.
Jeffry Marthon and his wife, Maureen Kilty (collectively, "Residents") have lived in the Maple Grove Condominiums, in Downers Grove, Illinois, since 1986. The Maple Grove Condominium...
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.