State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against families with children under 18. In addition to prohibiting an outright denial of housing to families with children, fair housing laws also prohibit housing providers from imposing unreasonable requirements or conditions on tenants with custody of children, such as:

  • Supervision requirements
  • Rules that prohibit children-specific activities (such as playing or riding bikes)
  • Age restrictions for use of amenities
  • Occupancy standards

This webinar will address the types of policies that are most likely to pose a familial status fair housing issue, and how to develop policies that effectively serve legitimate interests of housing providers without violating fair housing laws.


Craig McMahon is a partner in the law firm Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Mr. McMahon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney. He serves as a private mediator, consults on discrimination and fair housing issues across the United States and defends discrimination claims made under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Heidi Palutke is the Vice President, Compliance and Education at The California Apartment Association.

Qualifies for 1 Unit CCRM Continuing Education Credit

  • $49 CAA Member/ $89 Non-Member.

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