HOAs Should Have Policies and Procedures for Investigating Harassment Claims

The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) of 1968 prohibits the discrimination of individuals based upon their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, and said laws have been found to be applicable to homeowners associations. Thus, it is imperative that homeowners association officers, directors, and management personnel be aware of how the FHA can impact their homeowners association.