Fair Housing Policy

Ernst & Haas Management Company, Inc. (Ernst & Haas) firmly believes that choosing a home directly impacts the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and economic destiny of those involved. It is for this reason that Ernst & Haas is committed to the letter and spirit of the Federal Fair Housing Act, the California Fair Housing Act, and all other federal and state laws enacted to guarantee a housing market free from discrimination.

Ernst & Haas policies are based on the following:

The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended

For questions about Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), visit http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/.

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

In the Sale and Rental of Housing: Ernst & Haas will not take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:

Disabled Persons' Policy:

If a rental applicant:

Ernst & Haas will not:

Housing will not be made available to a person who is a direct threat to the health or safety of others or to anyone who knowingly uses illegal drugs.

Occupancy Policy

Ernst & Haas follows the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recommended guidelines of allowing two persons per bedroom, plus one person, to lease a property. However, if there are any city or state occupancy requirements governing the property or if the property is located in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners association with more restrictive guidelines, Ernst & Haas will defer to their policy and comply with their guidelines as long as they are not obviously discriminatory.

The following are also prohibited practices by the Act, and Ernst & Haas will not take any of the following actions:

Dwellings with Pools

Ernst & Haas does not exclude or steer away qualified families with children from renting homes with pools. However, Ernst & Haas will: