Fair Housing articles:
Military Status: A New Protected Class
Ohio’s fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against any person in the sale, lease or financing of housing accommodations because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, ancestry, disability or national origin. A new law, effective March 24, also makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their military status.
NAR’s Window to the Law: Learn about new HUD guidance
Lesley Walker, NAR’s senior counsel, discusses new guidance from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development on how to avoid violating the federal Fair Housing Act when considering a tenant’s criminal history or an individual’s limited English proficiency. (Source: National Association of REALTORS, Jan. 9, 2017)
Do I have to make room for fluffy?
At the recent OAR Convention, Cleveland attorneys Cindy Lammert, Jon Deegan and Mark Rodio put on another jam-packed risk reduction program addressing a variety of topics. Here are two concerning reasonable accommodation requests for assistance animals. (Oct. 3, 2016, OAR Buzz)
Fair Housing Act: Criminal history policies (NAR, April 7, 2016)
Legally speaking: Is an owner’s rental policy a violation of Ohio’s fair housing law?
(Nov. 9, 2015, OAR Buzz)
Legally speaking: Can I market a property as senior living without violating Fair Housing laws?
(Aug. 25, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Does a “per bedroom” policy discriminate against children?
(Dec. 2, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Does a group home necessitate disclosure?
(Sept. 3, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Immigration and fair housing
(July 23, 2012, OAR Buzz
What does Ohio license law say about the fair housing logo & language?
(June 18, 2012, OAR Buzz)
Fair Housing Act…It’s Your Right (HUD article)
Fair Housing Act Charges (HUD court cases)
Fair Housing Brochures (HUD brochures, handbooks, pamphlets)
Do you know the laws? Take the Fair Housing Quiz
Fair Housing Language Updated (EC: Oct. 3, 2011)
Enforcement of fair housing laws (OR: April 2010)