For building owners, property managers, real estate agents, or other real estate professionals in Texas, knowing and complying with Fair Housing regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Act is crucial. Depending on the location of your property, your role in leasing or sales, and the age of the property, you are subject to federal, state, and local fair housing and ADA laws. Here, we are outlining the federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also, we explore Texas accessibility standards and Texas fair housing requirements. It’s important to note that some jurisdictions in Texas have additional protections for marginalized groups not covered by federal and state protections. Knowing, understanding, and following these fair housing and accessibility laws is crucial to your success as a real estate professional. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in expensive fees and fines, or potential litigation. The Federal Fair Housing Act In 1968, Congress passed […]
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Leaving forward-moving steps is a good footprint to make. The state of Texas is implementing a smog clean-up plan for the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) city region that will reduce the emissions made by large local industries in major urban areas. This smog clean-up plan has been initiated by environmental groups, public health and private citizens who have united to reduce ozone depletion and air pollution in Texas. This public endeavour is a project above and beyond the EPA-approved plan of action put in place by the federal government.One of the groups’ targets for clean up is the smog created by burning hazardous waste. This kind of incineration emits small particles into the air that are tiny enough to be inhaled into the lungs. Some of these particles can only be seen through a microscope. The major sources of these harmful particulates are combustion, motor vehicle emissions, power plant operations, domestic wood burning, forest fires, […]
Living in a true community where neighbors know each other and share their lives may seem like a distant memory. Today’s urban sprawl in DFW has moved people farther away from the town center where they could interact with others. This dream of community is still alive, though, in the hearts of eco village residents.