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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 – 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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    Nadeen Green, Erica Campbell & Other Multifamily Housing Leaders Speaking at the Optimization Summit

    Tami Siewruk recently announced that Senior Legal Counsel, Nadeen Green and I will be speaking at the Optimization Summit in March in Dallas, TX. Nadeen Green will be conducting a two hour workshop on Legal Sweepstakes, Contests, and Similar Competitions on Tuesday, March 23. I’ll be conducting a half day workshop on Video & Photo […]

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    Gout symptoms

    What are the symptoms of Gout? Imagine this scene — you wake up in the middle of the night needing to use the facilities, and as you get out of bed, you practically stumble, as your foot is in a sudden attack of intense pain. You’re wondering what on earth you did to yourself earlier […]

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