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HUD Official Reaffirms Commitment to Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule

March 15, 2017    

Jon Gant, HUD’s Director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, recently reaffirmed HUD’s commitment to its smoke-free housing rule in public housing, which is due to take effect later this year.

Washington Landlords Accused of Discriminating Against Families with Children

March 15, 2017    

The owners and manager of three Washington communities are facing claims accusing them of violating fair housing law by refusing to rent their apartments to families with children.

Dr. Ben Carson Sworn in as New HUD Chief

March 15, 2017    

On March 2, 2017, Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr., was sworn in as the 17th HUD Secretary, leading a cabinet agency with approximately 8,000 employees and an annual budget totaling more than $40 billion.

Get Ready for Fair Housing Month

March 15, 2017    

April is Fair Housing Month, the time of the year when the nation marks the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968. To mark the occasion, Fair Housing Coach gets back to basics with an overview of...

Communities Accused of Applying Discriminatory Blanket Bans on Renters with Criminal Histories

February 22, 2017    

In Washington State, five rental housing companies have agreed to settle allegations that they violated federal and state fair housing law by applying blanket bans on tenants with a past felony, according to a statement by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office.

Although...

Developer Must Increase Accessibility at Three NYC Apartment Communities

February 22, 2017    

A real estate developer and three affiliates have agreed to pay up to $545,000 and to make substantial retrofits at a Manhattan rental complex to improve accessibility and comply with the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), according to a recent announcement by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara...

Oklahoma Landlords Charged with Discriminating Against Disabled Veteran

February 22, 2017    

In early February, HUD announced that it has charged the landlords of a rental home in Oklahoma with violating fair housing law by denying the reasonable accommodation requests of a resident, a veteran with disabilities.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

February 22, 2017    

Q: Your community must consider a request for an assistance animal even if the resident doesn’t appear to be disabled. True or false?

 

A: True. If the resident...

Five Large NYC Landlords Charged with Refusing to Accept Housing Vouchers

January 18, 2017    

The New York City Commission on Human Rights kicked off the New Year by charging five large landlords and brokerage firms with repeatedly discriminating against prospects based on their lawful source of income, a violation of the city’s Human Rights Law. Together, the landlords and...

Mobile Home Park Settles Disability Discrimination Complaints

January 18, 2017    

Late last month, HUD announced that it has approved settlement agreements to resolve allegations that the owners and managers of a Wyoming mobile home park unlawfully denied reasonable modification requests by two families. According to HUD, the community’s Michigan-based owner is the...

Vegas Community Settles Complaint Involving Resident's Pregnant Daughter-in-Law

January 18, 2017    

HUD recently announced that it has approved an agreement between the owners and managers of a Las Vegas mobile home park and a family to settle allegations that they refused to allow an elderly woman’s son and his pregnant wife to live at the property after their child was born. Under the...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

January 18, 2017    

Q: Do you have to allow residents to run a day care in rental property?

 

A: Depending on state law, the answer may be yes, according to a recent ruling by a court in...