Southwest Fair Housing Council wins ASL victory

Southwest Fair Housing Council (SWFHC) was instrumental in pre-litigation settlement of claims that Monarch Investment & Management Group—a major regional housing management company—failed to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to prospective tenants in Colorado, Arizona and Michigan. 

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Parking Space Reasonable Accommodations

Disability violations continue to be the most common fair housing violation in Arizona and nationally. Disability protections go beyond standard protections, allowing persons with disabilities to request reasonable accommodations and modifications to allow them full use and enjoyment of their property.

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Criminal Background

In 2016, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released guidance counseling housing providers that their use of criminal records in housing-related transactions could be in violation of fair housing laws. Despite this, Southwest Fair Housing Council’s Enforcement Department routinely receives calls from individuals who have been denied housing due to their criminal background. 

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