The Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) require condominium associations to make reasonable accommodations to disabled co-owners under certain circumstances. However, condominium associations should keep in mind that co-owners are not entitled to every accommodation that is requested. Rather, co-owners are only entitled to accommodations that
Handling requests for reasonable accommodations under the federal Fair Housing Act, 42 USC § 3601 et seq. (“FHA”), can be one of the more daunting aspects of serving as a condominium or homeowners association board member. The potential legal risks that are attached with requests
On February 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) published a memorandum that directed its Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (“FHEO”) to begin accepting and investigating Fair Housing Act claims that include allegations of discrimination because of an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation.
Disputes between neighbors in a homeowners association inevitably arise. HOA board members often face difficult decisions in deciding whether to intervene in neighbor disputes that do not directly involve the HOA. Continue reading
In Estate of Romig by Kooman v Boulder Bluff Condominiums Units 73-123, 125-146, Inc, No. 347653, issued October 15, 2020 (Docket Nos. 347653 & 348254), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a condominium association’s alleged denial of a request to install a railing to accommodate a disabled person did
On September 17, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in Riverbrook v Abimbola Fabode and All Other Occupants, ___ Mich App ___ (2020) (Docket No. 349065), issued a unanimous decision finding that the district and circuit courts “abandoned their roles as the gatekeepers of evidence