Fair housing tips for holiday decorating

It is time to pull out those boxes of holiday decorations! As you do so, please keep in mind that religion is a protected class under the Fair Housing Act. Our residents, applicants, and staff should not feel that they are being treated differently, given different...

Hey, Law! Now you’re a HUD regulation!

If you grew up with me in the 1970s, you spent many Saturday mornings singing along to the Schoolhouse Rock videos on TV. These short cartoon videos always had a catchy song that taught kids something educational in an entertaining way. One of my favorites was...

HUD notice clarifies VAWA implementation

Over the last six months, we have written several times about HUD’s Final Rule implementing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 that was effective December 16, 2016. The final rule impacts all HUD housing programs that fall under both...

Taking steps to comply with VAWA

In December 2016, we published an article about HUD’s Final Rule implementing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013. Since then we have had hundreds of students take our VAWA webinar and start the steps toward compliance with the new...