How many people can live here?

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Many property managers restrict the number of people who can live in a home. The justifications for occupancy standards are numerous, and on the surface, the policy may appear to be fair, applying to all residents. However, numerous Fair Housing complaints have been filed as a result of occupancy restrictions which had the effect of discriminating against families with children.

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Modifications for Residents with Disabilities

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This week, I’ll be teaching a class in Reno on the subject of accommodating residents’ needs when a disability requires either physical changes to a dwelling unit, or exceptions to the housing provider’s rules and policies. In preparing for the course, I ran across an exchange I had with a property manager a few years back…

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