Category Archives: Fair Housing

HOAs Turned Police

How far should a homeowners association go to enforce speeding, traffic violations and reckless driving within their community? What should a Board of Directors do when a homeowner or resident speeds or endangers the safety of others in the association … Continue reading

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The 4-1-1 on Fair Housing Laws: A Quick Overview

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Does your association have nagging questions regarding the Fair Housing Act? How should associations handle “group homes”, service animals, emotional support pets, and “55 and Over Housing”? Has your association’s board recently received a complaint regarding … Continue reading

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I just received notification in the mail that a “group home” is moving into our HOA neighborhood. Is there anything the association can do to prevent this?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Short answer: Probably not… Long answer: Here’s why… The Civil Rights Act of 1968 along with additional revisions and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 collectively are known as the Fair Housing Act. The Federal Fair … Continue reading

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Intent is Irrelevant and the Burden is on the Homeowner to Prove a Fair Housing Act Claim for Reasonable Accommodation

  By Maureen Connolly, Esq. Is it the homeowners association’s job to prove there is no discriminatory intent when its architectural committee denies a request to accommodate a disability?  A recent opinion from the Unites States Court of Appeals for … Continue reading

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I just received notification in the mail that a “group home” is moving into our HOA neighborhood. Is there anything the association can do to prevent this?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Short answer: Probably not… Long answer: Here’s why… The Civil Rights Act of 1968 along with additional revisions and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 collectively are known as the Fair Housing Act. The Federal … Continue reading

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