Assistance Animals – Best Practices for Housing Providers

HUD Issues Best Practices for Housing Providers in Dealing with Requests for Reasonable Accommodation of Assistance Animals.

Divorce Prevention is Homelessness Prevention

Affordable Housing and Homelessness.

I donated several hours of pro bono legal service last year to a local nonprofit whose mission is to increase the supply of high-quality affordable housing in our area. This is a noble calling, in my opinion.

Do You Know How a General Counsel helps Manage Corporate Governance Risks? – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, [insert link], I defined the terms corporate governance and general counsel. I also provided the first of four tips on how a GC can help manage corporate governance.

Do You Know How a General Counsel helps Manage Corporate Governance Risks? – Part 1 of 2

What is Corporate Governance?

A lot of people (sometimes including yours truly) use the term “corporate governance” without defining it.

Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?

Reminder – Independent Contractors Usually Own the Copyright. As I explored in Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? and Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?, … Continue reading Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?

How Can Regulatory Reform Increase Affordable Housing?

Lack of Affordable Housing has Reached the Crisis Stage.

We read stories of how a shortage of affordable housing is contributing to a wide array of harms. People from Silicon Valley to Boise are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing near their jobs. This contributes to increased air pollution from longer commutes. It also makes it harder for people to show up on time and sufficiently rested to be productive when they are there.

Drastic Consequences from Seemingly Minor Drug Offenses

The Fair Housing Act Often Protects Former Drug Users from Discrimination.

I write regularly about the Fair Housing Act and its consequences for real estate businesses that violate it.

Fraudulent Leave Prevention is Not Just for Large Employers!

Good Advice on Preventing FMLA Fraud & Abuse.

Jeff Nowak is an expert on the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The Federal FMLA applies to public agencies to private sector employers with at least 50 employees (plus additional qualification requirements).

Fair Housing Act Tip: Reasonable Accommodation Definitions and Examples

What the law Requires.

The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to provide reasonable accommodations for
Tenants who have disabilities. That appears to be common knowledge.