Online Alerts

Owner of California Rental Properties Sued for Sexual Harassment

June 18, 2019    

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

Vermont Bans Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

June 18, 2019    

In June 2019, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill to adopt protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Idaho Landlords Charged with Discriminating Against Families with Children

June 18, 2019    

HUD recently charged the owners and manager of a rental home in Idaho with violating fair housing law by refusing to rent the home to a married couple because they have children.

The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to deny or limit housing because a family has children under the age of...

California Community Settles Dispute Over Emotional Support Cat

June 18, 2019    

Last month, the owners and managers of a 172-unit California community settled allegations that they discriminated against a family on the basis of disability when they denied the family’s request for a reasonable accommodation for an emotional support cat.

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect LGBTQ Americans from Housing Discrimination

May 14, 2019    

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Angus King (I-ME) recently introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019, a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal...

Owners/Developers of 82 Complexes in 13 States Accused of Discrimination

May 14, 2019    

The Justice Department recently announced that it has filed a fair housing case against an Ohio-based company and its affiliates, which owned, developed, and built 82 multifamily housing complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,...

Complaint Arises from Mother’s Request to Move Away from Heavy Smokers

May 14, 2019    

HUD recently announced a fair housing agreement between a San Diego-area property management company and a family with a child who has a respiratory disability. The agreement resolves allegations that property managers refused to grant the mother's request to be moved to a unit away from her...

Hot Button Issues in Fair Housing Law

May 14, 2019    

In the June 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach highlighted three hot button fair housing issues that have been generating a lot of activity in the courts and federal enforcement agencies.

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination

April 16, 2019    

In March 2019, HUD charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.

Maine Housing Providers to Pay $18K to Settle Discrimination Claims

April 16, 2019    

HUD recently announced that the owner of a Maine rental property and its rental agent will pay $18,000 to settle allegations that they denied housing to families with children.

Federal fair housing law prohibits housing providers from denying or limiting housing to families with children...

HUD Kicks Off Fair Housing Month with Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

April 16, 2019    

April is Fair Housing Month, a time when HUD celebrates the Fair Housing Act and recommits itself to ensuring every American has access to housing that’s free from discrimination. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national...

Take 10 Steps to Resolve Fair Housing Complaints

April 16, 2019    

In the May 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach discusses what to do if your community is ever accused of a fair housing violation. The stakes have never been higher as federal, state, and local fair housing agencies, along with private fair housing organizations, continue...