Category Archives: FHA

New Neighborhoods–Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines Dear Poliakoffs, I recently read a newspaper column responding to a question of whether the board of an HOA can meet in a closed … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Handicap Access to Board Meetings and Conflict of Interest Dear Poliakoffs, I reside in a community governed by a homeowner’s association.  The board of directors conducts its meetings at a location … Continue reading

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FHA Confirms that ADA Rules Regarding Service Animals Do Not Apply to FHA/Condos and HOAs

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In September of 2010, I wrote an article about the fact that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) had been amended to specify that emotional support animals are NOT service animals for purposes of the ADA, and that compliance with … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA–What are their loan requirements?

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One of the most painfully complex areas relating to shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and hoas) are the varied and sometimes impenetrable rules laid out by three very important organizations–the Federal Housing Administration, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. I’ve written … Continue reading

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