Fair Housing Litigation
Federal and state fair housing laws prohibit the denial of housing to any person based on race, religion, gender, familial status, national origin, or disability.
Public entities are often confronted with fair housing challenges when asked to approve the development or operation of a house of worship, a group home, a sober house, or an affordable housing complex, in an area that is contrary to existing zoning regulations. Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys assist public entities in navigating the federal and state fair housing laws, so the public entity can meet all of it legal obligations without bearing an undue burden or disrupting its scheme of zoning or town plan. Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys also provide advice to public entities on fair housing issues pre-suit, so as to place the public entity in the best position to avoid being sued, and to defend successfully those actions where suit is inevitable.