HUD fines California landlords over racist renting practices

Property managers at two housing complexes in Lake Elsinore, California, were forced to pay $8,000 each in fines for alleged racial discrimination against prospective tenants, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced yesterday.

Adult film stars report repeated housing discrimination

A prospective tenant with great credit, a steady flow of income and no prior criminal history seems like the perfect fit for any landlord. But what happens when it’s revealed that individual’s line of work exists in what some believe to be a moral gray area?

HUD settles three separate sexual harassment lawsuits

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it’s reached settlements with three separate landlords over claims of sexual harassment — a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

Could the Supreme Court put an end to open house signs?

Open house signs dot the sidewalks on a weekend morning — it’s a sight of familiarity for our clients and our businesses. Based on a recent legal ruling, those signs might disappear in short order. That’s unless Realtor associations nationwide step up…