Fair Housing Defense
Our firm represents owners and management companies in Fair Housing disputes and formal complaints. Scott Clark Law conducts Fair Housing complaint prevention through our extensive Fair Housing training program including new employee orientation.
When litigation is required, Scott Clark Law provides Landlord Representation in all complaints brought by HUD, the Arizona Attorney General's office and/or the City of Phoenix Department of Equal Opportunity.
Fair Housing representation participation in mediations and representation during all phases of the investigation.
Representation in State and Federal court in any action brought for violation of the Fair Housing laws.
Fair Housing Education and Training
When based on race, color, sex, religion,national origin, familial status or disability, the following actions by housing providers or professionals are prohibited under the Fair Housing Act:
- Refusing to show, rent or sell a house, lot, or apartment.
- Refusing to negotiate the rental or sale of a house, lot, or apartment.
- Charging more to buy or rent a house, lot, or apartment.
- Requesting a larger security deposit.
- Telling a person that the property is no longer for sale or rent when it really is.
- Advertising that a certain type of person is wanted to sell or rent the property.
- Denying services that are available to others.
- Insisting that a family live in a designated area.
- Denying access or use of the facility or service that is normally available with occupancy of a property.
- Telling owners or renters to move because the neighborhood is being integrated by minorities.
- Suggesting that a person move to a specific area or property.
- Allowing unlawful bias to affect the appraisal of a property.
- Denying a person credit or a mortgage.
- Providing different terms and conditions for a mortgage or other home loan.
- Refusing to permit reasonable accommodations for assistive aides, assistive animals, parking, or physical modifications to existing properties.
- Failing or refusing to provide wheelchair accessible housing in new construction of multifamily dwellings (i.e., accessible environmental controls, accessible routes into and through the dwelling, usable bathrooms, etc.).
- Engaging in retaliation or intimidation against a person who complains about housing discrimination.
- Harassment such as racial and sexual slurs or threats.