Fair Housing Program
A federal court has considered whether a homeowner could maintain a lawsuit against property manager based on the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) for the property manager’s failure to protect the homeowner from an allegedly racially hostile atmosphere created by a neighbor.
Jimmie and Shirleen Lawrence (“Homeowners”) are an African American couple who...
The United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") has obtained a record judgment for violations of the federal Fair Housing Act ("Act") from a landlord in Missouri.
The DOJ filed a lawsuit against Bobby Veal ("Landlord") and his wife, Jewel Veal, alleging violations of the Act. Mr. and Ms. Veal were co-owners of various rental properties. Most of the Veal...
A North Dakota federal court has considered whether a fair housing group had standing to bring a lawsuit against a landlord.
Josephine Conley (“Tenant”) leased an apartment with her husband in a building owned by Earl Allen (“Landlord”) from July 1998 until November 1999. The Tenant suffers from a major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and attention deficit...
A federal court has considered whether a landlord violated the federal Fair Housing Act ("Act") by allegedly attempting to obtain Korean tenants exclusively for his properties.
The Housing Rights Center ("Housing Group") investigated the practices of Donald Sterling ("Landlord") to determine if the Landlord's policies and practices violated the Act....
A Georgia court has considered whether a real estate brokerage violated the state's fair housing laws when a seller allegedly engaged in discriminatory behavior.
Tony Hall ("Seller") listed his home for sale with Neal Jackson Realty & Mortgage, Inc. ("Brokerage"). Carol Hayes ("Salesperson"), a salesperson associated with the Brokerage, brought...
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.