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Dealing with Legal Issues

 

Landlord-Tenant Relations

In the TULAP civil clinic, the single most common problem encountered is landlord-tenant relations. Visit TULAP's site for some helpful suggestions.

 

Federal & State Fair Housing Laws

The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin in the sale, rental, leasing, financing and advertising of housing, or in the prevention of real estate brokerage services; and the practice generally known as "block busting" is also illegal.

The Louisiana Open Housing Act (La. R.S. 51:2601, et seq.) has been deemed substantially equivalent with the Federal Fair Housing Act. Administration and enforcement of the Act is by the Louisiana Department of Justice, which may receive complaints directly from individual citizens or by referral from HUD.

 

Helpful Information

Check out the links below for more information about housing laws in Louisiana and Tulane's Hurricane Evacuation policy.

 

Sources

*Available for viewing in the HRL office.

Housing and Residence Life, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 865-5724 housing@tulane.edu