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HUD Resolves Familial Status Fair Housing Act Case From Maine for $18,000

In a statement issued last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it resolved a familial status Fair Housing Act (FHA) case from Maine for $18,000. The case, stated by a fair housing tester group, … Continue reading

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A Legislative Response to California’s Housing Emergency: Senator Skinner’s SB 330

(This post is co-authored by U.C. Davis Law School Professor Chris Elmendorf)  Last week, as President Trump harrumphed about the faux emergency on our nation’s Southern border, California State Senator Nancy Skinner introduced a potentially transformative bill that addresses California’s … Continue reading

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Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

Regulators in New York City cannot compel home rental platforms like Airbnb to turn over user data for enforcement purposes—at least not for now. Earlier this year, a federal judge enjoined a New York City ordinance that would have required … Continue reading

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Criminal Convictions Can Hinder Your Ability to Find Housing

Many landlords conduct background checks before they agree to rent houses, condos, or apartments to individuals. Some landlords search only for certain criminal offenses, such as drug-related offense, whereas others look for any type of criminal conviction. Whether it is … Continue reading

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California Settles Familial Status Fair Housing Case for $16,000

In a case resolved last month, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) announced it settled a housing discrimination complaint for $16,000 against a property management company asserting familial status discrimination. The complaint was filed by a family … Continue reading

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