FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH CAMPAIGN, 2018-19
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair Housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FEOI180041-01-00).
Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on the following characteristics: Race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status,* ancestry,* familial status, disability, sexual orientation,* source of income.* (*Indicates a prohibited basis for discrimination in California, but not under federal law.)
Disclaimer: The Fair Housing Tip of the Month program is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal question, please contact MHAS or another attorney of your choice.
Tip 1: Reasonable Accommodation – How Do I Ask for One?
Tip 2: Landlord Request for Verification of Disability
Tip 3: Emotional Support Animals and Requests for “Pet Deposits”
Tip 4: Medical Marijuana
Tip 5: Reasonable Accommodation for an Applicant with a Criminal History
LANDLORD: “My tenant application process includes checking for criminal history. Recently, I denied an applicant because of a criminal assault conviction in his past. He asked me to make an exception for him because the incident was a while ago and happened only because he had stopped taking his medication, and now, he is back on his medication and working with a therapist. I have no problem renting to people with disabilities, but can’t I have set standards where criminal convictions are concerned?”
FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE
FAIR HOUSING TIP OF THE MONTH CAMPAIGN, 2017
Funded by a grant from the U. S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FEOI160050-01-01).
Tip 1: Reasonable Accommodation if You Receive a Three-Day Notice to Cure or Quit
Tip 2: Reasonable Modifications
Tip 3: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process, Example: Negative Tenant History
Tip 4: Supportive Services
Tip 5: Reasonable Accommodation and Emotional Support Animals
Tip 6: Hostile Environment and the Landlord’s Duty
Tip 7: Third-Party Rent Payments
Tip 8: Reasonable Accommodation and Threatened Eviction
Tip 9: Use of Medical Marijuana in your Housing Unit
Tip 10: Reasonable Accommodation and Early Termination of a Lease
Tip 11: Hoarding
Tip 12: Smoking as a Reasonable Accommodation
Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2014-15
Tips for housing providers. Funded by a grant from the U. S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Fair housing Initiatives Program (Grant #FH400G13044).
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2011-12
Multilingual campaign with fair housing tips in nine languages.
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2009-10
Tips for mental health consumers, family members, advocates, mental health organizations and housing providers.
-Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2006-07
Tips for emergency shelter operators and transitional housing providers.
ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS FAIR HOUSING PUBLICATIONS
Fair Housing for People with Disabilities (2007)
A fair housing guidance manual for emergency shelter and transitional housing providers.
Fair Housing in Your Neighborhood (2004)
A guide to understanding how fair housing laws protect people with disabilities in California (available in six languages).
Reasonable Accommodation Guide for Housing Developers and Providers (2005)
A guide to assist developers and providers of housing for people with disabilities in California.