Discrimination: An Overview of the Federal Fair Housing Act and a Study of Discrimination Claims Filed Against Associations

Introduction At one point or another many associations have had discrimination charges filed, or threatened to be filed, against them for violations of either the Fair Housing Act or their state-specific anti-discriminatory laws.  In some cases, the discrimination is obvious. For example, an association that refuses people of a particular religious faith to use theGo to Resource

HUD DOJ Joint Statement on Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) are jointly responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. One type of disability discrimination is the refusal to make reasonable accommodations inGo to Resource

Is Regulating Renters Discriminatory?

In almost any homeowners association, the subject of rentals divides owners between those who rent their units, or might want to, and those who don’t rent their units and oppose the idea altogether.  The situation can be additionally controversial in the event the community has been subjected to a series of “bad actor” tenants whoGo to Resource

Swimming Pools and Exercise Rooms – What Can Associations Do?

Both the Colorado and Federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against any person in their use of a dwelling based on their “familial status”.  Essentially, discrimination based on familial status is discrimination against people with children.  The fair housing laws and regulations prohibit rules that have the effect of restricting a resident’s use of theGo to Resource
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