As I have written about before, under the “disparate impact” theory of liability, landlords can unintentionally violate the Fair Housing Act if their policies or practices disproportionately and adversely impact protected class members.  This theory of liability was adopted by HUD in 2013 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015.  And, for all

With the government shutdown now surpassing a month, and the future still relatively uncertain, the functioning of HUD and many other federal organizations has reached a standstill.  A government shutdown not only impacts federal workers and government employees, it also has a very real impact on landlords and tenants.

You may be thinking, why are

It occurred to me recently that I have been remiss in not writing about a very important rule that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published last September.  HUD Rule 100.600 profoundly impacts landlords in two primary ways: 1) it creates liability for landlords who fail to take action to correct a hostile

Part I:  Assistance Animals Under The ADA

As I wrote about recently, while the Fair Housing Act (FHA) applies to virtually all areas of a multifamily apartment community, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only applies to areas of the community open to the public—including, most notably, the leasing office.  Accordingly, all aspects of the