housing discrimination

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

Imagine this scenario for a second.  You have a group of people searching for an apartment in the same city.  A young mother with kids, a disabled gentleman with a service animal, a couple from Puerto Rico, and a wealthy, middle aged man.  The owner of the apartment community denies each person the ability to

Advertisements for apartment complexes and rental properties are virtually impossible to miss as you drive along any busy street or highway.  They have brightly colored signs boasting “granite countertops,” “saltwater pools,” and even “two story gyms.”  But have you ever seen a sign that read “no families allowed” or “kid free apartments?”  Odds are that