The Trainer — April 2017

Avoiding Fair Housing Problems When Applicants and Residents Use Wheelchairs

In this month’s feature, we gave you seven rules to follow to avoid fair housing problems when dealing with wheelchair-bound applicants and residents. If you refuse to rent a unit to an applicant because he uses a wheelchair, you’ll violate fair housing law. The same applies if you rent to residents who use wheelchairs but you treat them in a discriminatory manner. The penalties for violating fair housing law are stiff, including HUD fines and lawsuits from individuals.

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