State and federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against families with children under 18. In addition to prohibiting an outright denial of housing to families with children, fair housing laws also prohibit housing providers from imposing unreasonable requirements or conditions on tenants with custody of children, such as:

  • Supervision requirements
  • Rules that prohibit children-specific activities (such as playing or riding bikes)
  • Age restrictions for use of amenities
  • Occupancy standards

This webinar will address the types of policies that are most likely to pose a familial status fair housing issue, and how to develop policies that effectively serve legitimate interests of housing providers without violating fair housing laws.


Craig McMahon is a partner in the law firm Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Mr. McMahon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney. He serves as a private mediator, consults on discrimination and fair housing issues across the United States and defends discrimination claims made under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Heidi Palutke, Education, Policy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association.

Heidi Palutke holds principal responsibility for CAA’s compliance and education programs, including the development of statewide and local compliance forms and materials. She conducts research and analysis of state and local legislation to support CAA’s public affairs team. She also represents CAA before various regulatory agencies and departments and manages CAA’s various litigation projects.

Original Broadcast Date: April 2018
On-Demand Cost:  $49 CAA Member/ $89 Non-Member 
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hr.

Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit for current CCRM Certified Individuals.

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