Complying with State and Local Fair Housing Laws

In this month’s lesson, the Coach surveys state and local fair housing laws. Usually, our focus is on federal law, but it’s necessary to look beyond federal law to comply with any applicable state and local law to avoid fair housing trouble.

Example: In June 2018, a New Jersey landlord agreed to pay $28,000 to resolve allegations that he unlawfully evicted a single mother after refusing to allow her to pay her rent with a state-issued housing assistance voucher for families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, according to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

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