It is the policy of DHS Management Company LLC to comply with Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly known as the Fair Housing Act) by ensuring that dwelling units are available to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, or sex. The policy means, among other things, DHS Management Company LLC and all agents and employees of DHS Management Company LLC with the responsibility for renting, managing or administering any dwelling units must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, or sex in any aspect of the rental dwellings to qualified applicants or residents. Such agents and employees must refrain from:
- A. Discriminating against a person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of the rental of a dwelling or in the provisions of services or facilities in connections with such dwelling, because of the race color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, or sex of that person, a person residing or intending to reside in the dwelling after it is rented, or any person associated with that person; and
- B. Coercing, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with that person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of their having exercised or enjoyed, or on account of their having aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or enjoyment of a right granted or protected by section 804 of the Fair Housing Act.
While DHS Management Company LLC will consider the prior criminal history of residents in renting apartments to ensure the safety of all residents and their property, it will make individual assessments based on the seriousness of criminal offense(s), the person’s age when the offense was committed, the number of criminal offenses and their seriousness, the lapse in years since the occurrence of the offense(s), evidence of rehabilitation, and other extenuating circumstances.
Any agent or employee who fails to comply with this Nondiscrimination Policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Any action taken by an agent or employee that results in the unequal service, treatment or behavior to residents on the basis of race color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, or sex may constitute a violation of state and federal fair housing laws. Any resident who believes that any of the above policies have been violated by DHS Management Company LLC or any of its agents or employees, may contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-800-669-9777, or the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-800- 896-7743.