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  Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! The beloved Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He would have been 105 today. My kids read his whimsical, fabulous stories almost every day! He was really a creative genius. Happy...
03/02/2009
The question often arises whether is it okay to screen housing applicants on the basis of their citizenship status.   This question seems to have come up more often in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Fair Housing Act does not prohibit discrimination based solely on a person's c...
03/01/2009
As every real estate professional should already know, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability. Fair housing laws prohibit making, printing or publishing any notice, statement, or adverti...
03/01/2009
  Using the fair housing logo is a great way to show a commitment to fair housing.  Many housing providers use the Equal Housing Opportunity logo in their ads and on their written materials to show that they do business in compliance with fair housing laws. HUD requires that owners and managers d...
02/27/2009
The question often arises whether a housing provider or homeowner’s association may condition the approval of a request for a reasonable modification (under the Fair Housing Act) on the requester obtaining special liability insurance. The answer is, no. Imposition of such a requirement would cons...
02/27/2009
Under the Fair Housing Act, a person with a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation or modification.  A reasonable modification is a structural change made to the premises whereas a reasonable accommodation is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or ser...
02/27/2009
A housing provider can deny a request for a reasonable accommodation if the request was not made by or on behalf of a person with a disability or if there is no disability-related need for the accommodation. In addition, a request for a reasonable accommodation may be denied if providing the acco...
02/27/2009
The Fair Housing Act applies to all housing transactions (unless exempted by law, see below). Courts have applied the Act to individuals, corporations, associations and others involved in the provision of housing and residential lending, including property owners, housing managers, homeowners and...
02/27/2009
As every real estate professional should already know, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability.  What many agents tend to forget, however, is that the Act does not protect juvenile offende...
02/27/2009
Here is another example of a Fair Housing Act lawsuit that was fairly recently settled by the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"). I try to post summaries of these types of cases in order to provide updates to real estate professionals about the "dos and don'ts" under the Fair Housing Act...
02/26/2009
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