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A Review of Important Fair Housing Cases

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A Review of Important Fair Housing Cases

In last week’s post, we reviewed some statistics on housing discrimination complaints filed in 2017. One positive note from that review was that landlords are rarely found to have committed acts of housing discrimination. This week, I want to look at some cases across the country that shed light on some important topics in Fair Housing. One of several lessons from this week’s review: while housing discrimination might be rare, it can be very costly for landlords. Here are four cases that illustrate that point and give us lessons to consider: Case #1 - Fair Housing Center of West Michigan...

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Fair Housing Trends: What Landlords Need to Know

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Fair Housing Trends: What Landlords Need to Know

Every year, the National Fair Housing Alliance issues a report on Fair Housing Trends from the prior year. The report reviews the most recent data on claims of housing discrimination across the country. In April 2018, the NFHA’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report was released. You can read the full report using this link. Here are the highlights: I’m always most interested in two things in the report: (1) statistics on housing discrimination claims and (2) important housing discrimination cases. Today, I’m just going to review the statistical data regarding the housing discrimination complaints filed in 2017. 2017 Housing Discrimination...

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Video: Three Steps to Ease Your Fears of a Housing Discrimination Complaint

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Video: Three Steps to Ease Your Fears of a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Three Steps to Ease Your Fears of a Housing Discrimination Complaint from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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A Video about Videos: New Announcement

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A Video about Videos: New Announcement

Video Course announcement from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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You're Going To Get Sued

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You're Going To Get Sued

Welcome to the rental industry. You are an owner or manager whose income is created by providing one of the most basic human needs: housing. Because it is so fundamental to our existence, housing touches hearts. It creates emotion. It brings out the best and worst. It is also a pawn in the political game that our government plays. As a result, you are going to get sued. The sooner you realize that fact, the better. When you deal with issues that touch people’s hearts and arouses their emotions, lawsuits result. It’s just a fact. Expect it. And realize that...

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