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Why did HUD issue its proposed final rules concerning "disparate impact" and the Fair Housing Act now? Answer: the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2013

I wanted to briefly report on the new proposed HUD rules that provide that if a housing practice has a "discriminatory effect," HUD (or a private

DOJ settles yet another FHA race case

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the owner and manager of an apartment company in Wisconsin agreed to pay $57,500 to resolve a Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuit filed by the government alleging race discrimination

What happens if management fails to appropriately evaluate and consider a request for a service or companion animal? You get sued.

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 28 2012

Loyal Fair Housing Defense Blog readers know that responding to reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification requests by our residents is a must

Can group homes be zoned out of existence? A new case may provide some guidance

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

An issue which comes up from time to time is the intersection between the rights of municipalities to enforce their respective zoning rules and how group homes for individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) are to be treated

Here we go again: DOJ files another new Fair Housing complaint alleging racial discrimination

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2012

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed yet another Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuit, this time alleging that the owners and manager of two dozen rental homes in North Carolina discriminated against African American residents

How does the protection against familial status discrimination apply to housing for older (age 55 and over) persons? A new case provides some guidance

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

I have written about the intersection between familial status and housing for older persons before

Does the Fair Housing Act include protections for disparate impact claims? A new case asks the Supreme Court to decide

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

Does our federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) include disparate impact discrimination claims?

Would an illegal alien be protected under the Fair Housing Act? A new case holds most likely not

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2012

Here at the Fair Housing Defense blog we have reviewed our protected classes many times: the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) lists seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability

Are rental roommates covered under the FHA?

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

We here at the Fair Housing Defense blog have written many times that apartment owners and management cannot discriminate against an applicant because of his or her membership in a protected class

A $20,000 decision -- is it a pet or an assistance animal

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

Do you know the difference between a pet and an emotional assistance animal?