Practice Areas

Fair Housing & Public Accommodation


LGWM provides a range of services for property owners and management companies regarding compliance with state and federal housing laws and regulations, including compliance with the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the regulations promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). LGWM has assisted clients with responding to administrative complaints pending before HUD in which claims were asserted for alleged race discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation and violations of HUD regulations unrelated to discrimination.

LGWM has also defended clients in federal litigation against various claims of discrimination asserted under the FHA. LGWM is experienced with negotiating settlements with HUD and working with HUD to reach amicable non-monetary remedies.  LGWM has worked alongside the federal government to monitor and report compliance efforts by certain clients.  LGWM also regularly advises clients regarding general policies, tenant issues including accommodation requests, evictions and tenant-on-tenant harassment.