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Category: Fair Housing & ADA

What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

Wednesday, November, 16th, 2022 at 8:20 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

The Federal Fair Housing Act was adopted in 1968 as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. In 1988, Congress expanded the scope of the Federal Fair Housing Act by adopting the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. The Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act established new enforcement procedures and created two new protected classifications. The Federal Fair Housing Act protects individuals from housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, [Read More...]

Richard Ekimoto Speaking on Fair Housing at the 2017 CAI National Conference

Monday, May, 1st, 2017 at 8:27 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

For those of you attending the 2017 CAI National Conference in Las Vegas this week, please be sure to attend the session “A Service Dog by Any Other Name” on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 9:30-10:20 a.m.  The session is sure to be interesting.  Custom K9 Services will be on hand to provide a demonstration involving an assistance animal.  Custom K9 Services supplies dogs to military and police departments across the U.S. and Canada, and has [Read More...]

HUD Settles Resident Screening Discrimination Claim Against Florida Condominium Association

Thursday, July, 26th, 2012 at 11:16 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

A few days ago, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a press release that it had settled a discrimination claim involving allegations that a condominium association rejected a qualified buyer based on the buyer’s national origin and sex.  HUD is the federal agency that investigates and enforces claims of discrimination under the Federal Fair Housing Act. It is relatively rare for condominium associations to have the authority to screen owners and residents of [Read More...]