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

Discrimination: An Overview of Discrimination in Common Interest Communities

In today’s world it is not uncommon for an association to be faced with discrimination allegations.  In some cases, the discrimination is obvious but more often than not discrimination occurs in a more subtle form – not by direct discrimination but by enforcing a rule, restriction, or practice that has the effect of discriminating againstGo to Resource

Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications—What are They? And Why Should We Care?

When dealing with the operation of common interest communities, some people begin to take on industry vocabulary and just expect everyone else to understand what they are saying and how important the statement being made may be.  Statements such as, “Well, CCIOA (pronounced Kiowa) says, you must disclose board emails” and “the maintenance obligations forGo to Resource

What To Do If Your Association is Sued

First, take a deep breath. Second, remember that associations should seek to avoid disputes and lawsuits wherever possible through effective communications, fair dispute resolution practices, and good governance. But in our litigious American society, it is a fact of life that lawsuits are filed by, and against community associations. When the association is on theGo to Resource