Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 7 | How not to “steer” applicants.

How not to “steer” applicants.

What are Steer Applicants and why should it be avoided or How not to steer applicants. Steering is an attempt by owners/managers to control where someone lives because of their protected class, regardless of how well intended.  Perceived “steering” can result in a fair housing complaint. Common targets are: Families with children. Steering can include […]

Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 6 | Standards for Accessibility.

Q:  Who sets the standards for accessibility, what is a reasonable modification and who is financially responsible? A: The ADA requires all properties where the public is invited, including a rental office, must be accessible unless: It is “technically infeasible” or poses an “undue financial burden” on the property. This includes not only rental offices […]

Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 5 | Handling Requests for Modifications.

Handling Requests for Modifications.

  Q: How must a property owner or management company to handling requests for modifications? A: Owners or agents need to: 1. Understand disabled persons have two special rights to insure equal rights in housing. A. Right of Reasonable Modification: a physical change made to a unit that enables the person to have full use […]

Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 4 | Disabled Rights & Request Handling.

Q: What are the definitions of disability and when identified, how must the agent or landlord handle issues of confidentiality and applicant’s requests for modification? Disabled Rights & Request Handling   A: Disabled persons have two special rights under the law to insure equal rights in housing and they are: 1. Right of Reasonable Modification […]

Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 3 | Definitions of Disability.

Definitions of Disability

  As a landlord, if you hire a professional property management company in San Diego, it is a solid layer of protection if they keep up with California Fair Housing Laws. The given below are the definitions of disability. Q: What are the definitions of disability and when identified, what are the rules of confidentiality […]

Fair Housing 101 | Lesson 2 | Suggestions for Fair Housing Steps To Take in San Diego

Suggestions for Fair Housing Steps To Take in San Diego

Property management consultants San Diego suggest that landlords become pro-active about knowing Fair Housing Laws. Q. What are the pro-Fair Housing steps that commercial property management companies in San Diego and owners should take? A. All property owners or management companies should: – Have a fair housing statement showing compliance to Fair Housing laws to […]



California Fair Housing Laws: It is illegal to discriminate against or harass someone because of a protected characteristic, such as their gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. Q:  What Fair Housing Laws pertain to California and who enforces them? A:  All federal Laws including: 1. Original FHA (Fair Housing Act) which […]