On this edition of E&A Team's Housing Minute, Scott P. Moore discusses the Fair Housing Act and how it prohibits Harassment....

-by Scott Parrish Moore - June 24, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed a decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and held that a disparate-impact claim is cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”).  In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive...

In reviewing properties under the Fair Housing Amendments Act, we often see issues with curb ramps. These short ramps link the accessible parking spaces to the sidewalk system, and also serve to provide a safe crossing of the vehicular path by the accessible route. Let’s...

To my knowledge, the Fair Housing Act Design Manual was the first accessibility standard or guideline to recognize the use of a vehicle as part of an accessible route on site.  For those properties on a hilly site, this can solve a difficult accessibility issue. For...

To my knowledge, the Fair Housing Act Design Manual was the first accessibility standard or guideline to recognize the use of a vehicle as part of an accessible route on site.  For those properties on a hilly site, this can solve a difficult accessibility issue. For...

Consider the requirements for an accessible route under the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) and the Fair Housing Design Manual.  Bear in mind the original “purpose” of the FHAA requirements:  to make the multi-family housing (MFH) stock in the private sector in the U.S. more...

Quick Facts on the Fair Housing Amendments Act What? The Fair Housing Design Manual was developed by HUD, to provide guidance on how to implement the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.  Who? The original Fair Housing Act was a discrimination law born out of...