Pot, Pit Bulls, Parking & Perps: Latest Fair Housing Pitfalls

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The virus will eventually go away, but Fair Housing Compliance is here to stay.  Laws and Rulings change, not knowing current laws is no defense in a court of law. More and more often discrimination claims are filed regarding accommodating requests for reserved parking, allowing Bull and other ‘aggressive” breeds such as assistance animals, marijuana use, and how to handle and answer questions from persons who have been incarcerated. Ignorance of Fair Housing Laws is no excuse!  Staying on top of the latest cases, rulings and directives are critical; not doing so can create an expensive lesson.  Fair Housing classes don’t have to be dull...in fact, you might be excited to hear what is changing, and how it impacts you and your property. You will get your questions answered and your answers questioned. Don’t be the one who gets the owner sued!

Areas Covered:

  • Can residents smoke pot on your property? Does not have the same rules as cigarettes? Can you make your residents stop smoking anything?

  • Aren’t pit bulls dangerous? Can they assist animals? A prospect has a parrot and claims that it is a service animal. Can a bird do that? What about obvious fake doctors' notes? A resident has a new puppy and when questioned says that it is her emotional support animal. I think that isn’t true. What can I do?

  • You are out of parking spaces. Do you have to let every disabled person have a reserved spot? What if other handicapped people park in a reserved spot? We have so many handicapped parking spaces that others can’t find a place to park. Is there a limit?

  • Your boss is concerned about using social media. Can we get sued if you say the wrong things?

  • Do we now have to rent to criminals?

  • Do I have to print all my documents in different languages? Who is responsible for translating if the prospective resident doesn’t speak English?

  • Can I evict a resident who keeps calling 911 because of her ex-spouse?

  • Residents are complaining about the smell of marijuana smoke coming from one particular apartment. We have asked the pot smoker about it and he denies it. What should we do?

  • The maintenance tech found a marijuana plant growing in a resident’s apartment. It’s just one little plant. Can we just ignore it?

  • A female resident says that one of our employees patted her on the bottom. He says they always hug when they say hello and she usually initiates the hug. Do we have a problem?

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners

  • Regional Managers

  • Site managers 

  • Leasing consultants  

  • Company fair housing officers

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Anne Sadovsky

Anne Sadovsky

Anne Sadovsky has been in multifamilyhousing for 5 decades, is a Dallas based professional speaker and consultant,and provides training, keynotes and counsel to a variety of industries,businesses and associations. She is a former Vice President of Marketing andEducation of Lincoln Property Company and was the first female vice presidentin the company. Her expertise makes her a sought after speaker, consultant andtrainer. She has officially flown almost 4 million miles to share herexperience, expertise, wisdom and wit.  

Anne is a widely published writer and apopular guest on radio and television talk shows nationally. In the 90s sheappeared on Hour Magazine with Gary Collins. Her success story has beenfeatured in many newspapers and magazines including MONEY MAGAZINE, TEXASBUSINESS and LADIES HOME JOURNAL.  

MIRABELLA Magazine listed her as one ofthe One Thousand Women of the 90’s, along with Mother Teresa and OprahWinfrey.  Anne’s book “Mission Possible”with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracy is available through her website. MultiFamily Pro and the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas have honored herwith Legends Awards.   

She is affiliated with numerousbusiness and professional organizations including the National ApartmentAssociation.Thousands of people have been inspiredand challenged by Anne’s story. Her message is common sense, entertaining, andenlightening.  She specializes inteaching people skills, and helps create success in business and personallives.    

Shehas earned a Texas Real Estate license, and holds several designations andhonorary positions. Anne is one of the most astute trainers in Fair Housing andDiversity in the apartment industry. She has made and saved her consultingclients millions of dollars.

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