Fair Housing Program
A rise in lawsuits is making it harder for property owners to do the right thing and correct accessibility challenges.
REALTORS® are strong believers that drive-by lawsuits aren’t a productive way to ensure that individuals have access to businesses, and an effort is underway to do something about it.
Arizona federal court rules that an association offered reasonable accommodations to a deaf individual and did not discriminate against him when it refused to honor his demand for a sign language interpreter at an association education session.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Mortgagee Letter 2017-13, Extension of Temporary Approval Provisions for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Process.
The Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015 opened homeownership options to the LGBT community that were previously available only to married heterosexual couples.
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.