Community associations are subject to state and federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in relation to housing accommodation, known as “Fair Housing” laws. Increasingly, common interest developments must respond to and defend Fair Housing discrimination claims. Common Fair Housing issues include:
- Reasonable accommodation requests
- Senior housing issues
- Service and emotional support animals
- Disabled parking issues
The analysis and interpretation of Fair Housing claims are highly legal and fact-specific. The HOA attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. are knowledgeable and experienced in analyzing, interpreting and applying Fair Housing laws. Our Southern California legal team can assist your community association draft appropriate policies and procedures to help prevent Fair Housing claims. If a discrimination claim arises, the experienced attorneys at Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. will help respond to the allegations and work through the conciliatory/settlement process with governmental authorities or other parties.