2015 is in the books. A total of 48 posts here at the Fair Housing Defense blog.  I continue to very much appreciate how many of you choose to read this space.  With that, my favorite annual post:  the Top Ten Fair Housing Defense blog posts from the last year.  You can click on each post for a quick link to the article.

#1: Is Following the Seven Protected Classes in the Federal Fair Housing Act Enough to Avoid a Discrimination Complaint? Most Likely Not. (May 26, 2015)

#2: Examples of Apartment Community Rules Which Can Be Perceived to Violate the Fair Housing Act (April 17, 2015)

#3: Another Fair Housing Familial Status Discrimination Case Involving Advertising Settles — This Time for $17,000 (March 13, 2015)

#4: Early Termination of a Lease as a Reasonable Accommodation? (May 7, 2015)

#5: HUD Announces New Fair Housing Regulations (July 10, 2015)

#6: Here is a Summary of the Fair Housing Issue Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court (March 19, 2015)

#7: DOJ Settles Another Familial Status Discrimination Case: This Time for More Than $100,000 (March 24, 2015)

#8: HUD Settles Fair Housing Disability Discrimination Case for $167,000 (July 27, 2015)

#9:  A 32 Pound Boa Constrictor as a Companion Animal? A Review of How to Respond. (February 26, 2015)

#10: Is That Service Animal Request Legitimate? Or is That Resident Attempting to Avoid Pet Rent and Pet Fees? (January 27, 2015)

I will do my best to continue to write about the issues that concern professional apartment management most. While there certainly are Fair Housing Act (FHA) issues which are absolutely clear, others are more nuanced and which might require a discussion with a lawyer like me.

And at the end of each post, I will try to leave you with: Just A Thought.