It is important that vendors and contractors understand and comply with fair housing laws. If a vendor or contractor working on-site is accused of discrimination, there can be serious consequences for the community, management company, and the individual accused of discrimination.
Contractors should have a basic understanding of fair housing laws, including:
- The purpose of the law and who is protected by it
- The definition of discrimination and some examples of discriminatory behavior
- The definition of harassment and some examples of harassing behavior
- What reasonable accommodations and modifications are
The Fair Housing for Supplier Partners course is designed to provide partnering vendors and contractors with a basic knowledge of fair housing law and best practices for working on-site. Understanding and complying with fair housing law will help you avoid costly lawsuits and be a better partner to the multifamily communities you serve.
The 15-minute course covers critical topics like:
- Types of discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act
- Who is protected under the law
- How to treat all customers fairly, equally, and consistently