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  • It’s a Zoo Out There

    Did you know that a resident is entitled to ask for a reasonable accommodation request for any animal? While the most common requests involve dogs and cats, roosters, ferrets and boa constrictors are a few real-life examples in a growing list of animals that are claimed to provide emotional support. Per U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, a disabled resident should...
  • Criminal Background Checks Under Scrutiny

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of the Act contains what we commonly refer to as the Fair Housing Act. This law, along with amendments passed in 1988 and 1990, protects individuals from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. As a...
  • Capitol Conference Advocacy Hits Critical Apartment Concerns

    Apartment Industry Advocates,On March 8th and 9th NAA will host its annual Capitol Conference and bring before Congress some of our most important issues. I say some because there are of course many, many concerns about which we would love to bend a Representative or Senator’s ear. To really be effective, however, we have to hone in on a couple of topics. This year those issues are reform of the...
  • No Clear Guidance with Supreme Court’s Disparate Impact Decision

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, After much anticipation, speculation and contemplation of the potential ruination of the apartment nation…the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) finally released its decision on Texas Department of Housing and Community Development v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. For those unfamiliar with the name, this is the case that answers the question of...

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