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Broward County Sets New Rules for Homeowners Associations

Broward County Press Release
September 17, 2013

Scales of JusticeBroward County Commissioners have passed an amended ordinance to Broward County’s Human Rights Act which helps protect people from housing discrimination.  The new rule sets in place two items for potential residents:  all denied applications must be accompanied by a written notice (within 45 days) explaining the reason for rejection, and applicants must be notified within 15 days if their applications were not properly filed out.  These new measures were put in place to help eliminate senseless discrimination that was found to be a major concern among some homeowner associations.  “Disabled individuals, the color of one's skin, a person’s sexual orientation, the language that one speaks or how somebody may dress really does affect whether they get the quiet whisper,” said Commissioner Wexler.  More…

 

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