Assistance animals play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Knowing what constitutes an assistance animal and laws and regulations that apply to their ownership can help community associations balance individual rights with rules specific to these animals.
Homeowners associations in California with restrictions on long-term rentals must amend their bylaws to meet the requirements of a newly implemented law. Community association advocates say the statute may infringe on property ownership rights and curtails self-governance.
Several California laws that became effective Jan. 1 create new requirements for community associations on how elections are held, limit restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and redefine when a contractor is considered an employee.
Development patterns across North America have focused on building infrastructure as an indicator of growth without considering impacts to long-term financial resilience and access to affordable housing options, says engineer Chuck Marohn.
New guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow more condominium units to be eligible for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration—making homeownership more attainable for first-time buyers.
The Star-Spangled Banner. Old Glory. The red, white, and blue. No matter how Americans refer to the U.S. flag, everyone has the right to fly it.