• Anti-Discrimination,  HUD

    HUD Anti-Discrimination Laws You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

    In 2015, the enforcement division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced 10 separate charges against landlords and property managers for various types of discrimination. No ethical landlord wants to commit unlawful discrimination. But some honest employees or landlords run into trouble accidentally, despite the best of intentions, by making a mistake during the screening process, asking an innocent but misguided question or making an ill-considered remark that can form the basis of a discrimination complaint. Let’s look at some of the mistakes made by landlords and property managers that led to discrimination charges. Asking About Mental Health, Medical Status or Diagnoses In one Minnesota case, a woman…

  • HUD,  Property Management New

    HUD Anti-Discrimination Laws You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

    2016 is officially here and the laws have changed once again including HUD Anti-Discrimination laws. No ethical landlord wants to commit unlawful discrimination. But some honest employees or landlords run into trouble accidentally, despite the best of intentions, by making a mistake during the screening process, asking an innocent but misguided question or making an ill-considered remark that can form the basis of a discrimination complaint. Let’s look at some of the mistakes made by landlords and property managers that led to discrimination charges. Asking About Mental Health, Medical Status or Diagnoses In one Minnesota case, a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder attempted to rent a house with her partner.…