Online Alerts

HUD: Google's New Ad Policies Will Improve Fair Housing Compliance

June 17, 2020    

In June 2020, Google announced an update to its ad policy to prohibit employment, housing, and credit advertisers from targeting or excluding ads based on gender, age, parental status, marital status, or ZIP code.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

June 17, 2020    

Q: Could you trigger a fair housing claim for failing to address complaints about secondhand smoke from a resident with a disability?

 

NFHA: N.C. Landlord's Age-Based Policies Discriminated Against Families

June 17, 2020    

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) recently announced a settlement agreement with the owner of a 165-unit community in North Carolina to resolve allegations of discrimination against families with children. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by NFHA, alleging that the company...

Michigan Landlords Accused of Sexually Harassing Residents

June 17, 2020    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners of rental properties in Michigan violated fair housing law by subjecting female residents to sexual harassment and retaliation.

Fair Housing Coach Wins Newsletter Award

June 3, 2020    

For the second year in a row, Fair Housing Coach has been recognized by the Specialized Information Publishers Association as one of the best business newsletters published today. Also among the top three newsletters awarded was the Coach's sister publication,...

California Responds to Hate Crimes During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020    

In May 2020, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released posters to combat hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. Acknowledging that Californians have come together to fight the COVID-19 crisis, officials say there have been increased reports of violence...

Landlord Pays $250K to Settle Claim She Threatened to Report Tenants to ICE

May 18, 2020    

A California landlord recently agreed to pay a $250,000 settlement to resolve allegations of discrimination based on national origin and perceived immigration status, according to an announcement by the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Atlanta-Based Landlords Accused of Discriminating Against Blacks

May 18, 2020    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the owners and managers of multifamily housing communities in Georgia, alleging that they violated federal fair housing law by intentionally discriminating on the basis of race against African-American applicants for...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

May 18, 2020    

Q: You just found out that a resident tested positive for COVID-19. You can’t get into fair housing trouble if you notify all the residents on her floor about it so they can take extra precautions to avoid exposure. True or false?

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Kentucky Landlords Accused of Sexual Harassment

May 1, 2020    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that a husband and wife, as co-owners and managers of rental properties in Kentucky, violated fair housing law by subjecting female residents to sexual harassment and retaliation.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

May 1, 2020    

Q: A community may not be found liable for housing discrimination for applying occupancy standards limiting all units to two people per bedroom. True or false?

 

HUD Marks Fair Housing Month with Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

April 21, 2020    

Each April, HUD observes Fair Housing Month. This year, HUD’s theme is: “Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal.” This year's theme focuses on protecting individuals from harassment by property owners, managers, maintenance workers, or other residents,...