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    Dear Fair Housing Lady – Maintenance Requests

    I am a Maintenance Supervisor and recently I had a discussion with a colleague at another property.  He got in trouble when he told a resident that there were several work orders in front of hers and that she would have to wait to have her problem fixed.  He said he was told this was […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady: Cooking Odors?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady: While we welcome folks from all over the world to be residents at our community, what can we do when some of them cook with curry (or other things that I don’t even want to think about)?  Quite frankly, sometimes it smells bad and then their neighbors complain to us in […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady: Cooking Odors?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady: While we welcome folks from all over the world to be residents at our community, what can we do when some of them cook with curry (or other things that I don’t even want to think about)?  Quite frankly, sometimes it smells bad and then their neighbors complain to us in […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady – Children welcome?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, We love kids at our apartment community and we have great amenities for them – a kiddie pool, a playground and special activities for the younger set.  Heck, we would welcome Octomom and her brood here.  But according to some of my friends and colleagues I need to have my mouth […]

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    Fair Housing Factoids and Word Search

    Dear Fair Housing Lady:I have been attending your classes and reading your articles for what seems like years now.  Do you ever get bored keeping up with all of the Fair Housing issues for our apartment industry? Sincerely, Just Wondering Dear JW: It not only seems like years that I have been teaching fair housing, […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady: Merry Christmas?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, At this time of year I would say “Merry Christmas” to you, but I am oh-so-nervous to do that.  My manager says that would be a violation of the Fair Housing Act because anything related to religion is a no-no (I am even afraid to say “sin” because that might have […]

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    Fair Housing Lady Needs Your Questions

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, I enjoy your articles and usually can learn something about fair housing from you. You have been doing this a long time, haven’t you?  I wonder if it is ever difficult to come up with ideas to share with those of us in the multi-family housing industry.  Or are you just a […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady – No Section 8?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, My owner doesn’t want to rent to folks who have Section 8 vouchers.  I am not sure I agree with that opinion, but more importantly, I don’t want to get into fair housing trouble!  And now my owner has placed an ad that says “No Section 8.”  Is this even a […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady

    Dear Fair Housing Lady, It’s summertime, and the living is easy, but here at our apartment community we have folks who don’t want to wear swimming suits and swimming trunks in our pool.  I don’t mean that they want to go naked (thank goodness for small favors!) but they want to wear things like their […]

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    Look Before You Leap: Making Informed Business Decisions as You Embrace Social Media

    It’s not just about stone tablets anymore (even if those of you who know the authors of this article may think we put this article together using them). We no longer rely solely on print to convey our messages and information, and the once-exotic website is now oh-so-last century as many of you text, tweet, […]

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