Legislation Explained: Fair Housing Act (FHA) & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Discrimination Community associations are increasingly faced with requests from residents that the associations modify their policies or even their physical facilities to accommodate a disabled individual. Unfortunately, a great deal of confusion exists for associations and their residents regarding the disability laws applicable to the associations and the onus they place on the association whenRead More
Hyde Park Condominium Amends Bylaws to Prohibit Smoking!
The effects of second-hand smoke continue to be a widely debated topic with multiple studies showing that second hand smoke can potentially have serious health implications. Smoking has been banned in most public spaces including restaurants, office buildings and several parks among others. Additionally, HUD has announced that all Public Housing Agencies and multi-family federally assistedRead More
Pool Season is Coming! Is Your Community’s Pool ADA Compliant?
Summer is around the corner, when thoughts turn to sunshine, vacations, and hanging out and having fun at the community pool. Unless you are a community association board member or community manager. In that case, your thoughts likely turn to locking in pool contracts, making pool repairs, ordering supplies, updating pool policies and lifeguard orders,Read More
All is Fair in Love and on Social Media
Fairness. Simply defined, it’s the impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination. While we have all heard the adage, “Life is not fair,” and we know from life’s experiences that this is indeed true, concerted effort goes into making sure that fairness is experienced in as many areas of life as possible.Read More