Just When You Think You Know it All…Don’t let the Courtroom be Your Classroom Anne Sadovsky Certified Speaking Professional CAM, CAPS, RAM Fair Housing Training at It’s Best
I am not an attorney!Nor do I work for HUDInterpretations vary from attorney toattorney, consultant to consultant, city tocity, state to state.Often changes and guidelines come fromcity and state levelFair Housing laws dovetail with CivilRights laws, similar but not the sameADA and FH not the same…..
A 5 Minute Review of BasicsFederal FH Protected ClassesRace, Color, National Origin, ReligionGenderFamily StatusHandicapped/Disability
Hot, Confusing, Debatable, What the Heck? TopicsThe Animal Debate; Service/Companion AnimalsRestricted pet breeds….whose list?“Fake” Service AnimalsProof? Trained? Spayed/Neutered?Farm Animals, animals other than dogsService/Assist/Companion?Questions, complaints from other residentsIt may all depend on the judge you get!!!!
Are you insured?It depends!The point? Find out!
Sexual OrientationGender IdentityMarital StatusImmigrant GroupsCan Rent increases be a FH issue? Maybe…
Hard to Believe it is still happening…• Familial Status• Race• National Origin• Accommodation/Modification...the difference
Can YOU be sued?• Are you liable for vendor remarks/behavior on your property?• Sexual harassment?• Your personal remarks?
Questions that curl my hair! Can I write with black ink? Can I say “master bedroom?” Can I decorate for Christmas? I have one ‘handicapped parking’ space and I have 2 people who need it… How can I solve it? What if my boss wants me to discriminate…I am worried about my job!
A resident or prospective resident is upset and I amafraid they might file a complaint…what should wedo?.Document, store where easily accessible.Bring in appropriate agencies to help.Meet, communicate.Be very careful what you say and put in writing.When you have doubt, questions, get help! Don’tguess!
Company NameDate______Employee Fair Housing PolicyIn order to comply with all Federal and State Fair Housing laws, we are continually training and updating all staff members.Your signature certifies that you have viewed /received fair housing training on/ by __________, have been given an opportunityto ask questions and have an on-going opportunity to ask fair housing questions of our company or contracted fair housingtrainers.I agree to comply with all State and Federal Fair Housing laws and all anti discrimination policies set forth by my employer, and bythe apartment communities where I am assigned to work.Print name_______________________________Signature__________________________________Witnessed by_______________________________
Where does Fair Housing show up in PropertyManagement? Everywhere!Ignorance of the law is no excuseGet your questions answered and your answersquestioned!!!Anne Sadovsky CSP, CAM, CAPS, RAManne@annesadovsky.com972 661 9300
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