The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, among other things. The FHA regulates every HOA in every state and can get tricky. Violations are serious and result in judgments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. One would think that as long as the governing documents say so, a board can prohibit excessively loud parrots, large boa constrictors, smelly pigs or ferrets, or even mischievous little Capuchin monkeys. They may be wrong. Dead wrong.
Some may laugh when they hear that a squirrel may be protected by the FHA. I did. In a nut shell, […]