DIX HILLS, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fair Housing Helper is pleased to announce the launch of the eBook version of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals, its popular compliance product aimed at helping landlords, property managers, leasing agents, and staff comply with the Fair Housing Act and related housing discrimination laws.
The new Kindle eBook edition retails for $9.99, 50% less than the $19.99 list price for the paperback, which is available on Amazon.com and other online retailers. Apartment professionals can now train using their tablet, smartphone, or even a PC or Mac, as well as on a Kindle device, thanks to free Kindle apps.
Readers who have already purchased the paperback version from Amazon.com can pick up the new Kindle edition for only $2.99 under the new Kindle MatchBook program. New readers who purchase both the print and Kindle versions from Amazon.com also get the Kindle edition for $2.99.
Kirkus Reviews calls Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals a "useful, easy-to-read guide for those who want to learn more about complying with U.S. fair housing law," noting that the "book offers plenty of good advice in plain English" and the "quiz format makes learning the law fun and easy to digest."
"Housing professionals across the country have shown great interest in Fair Housing Helper training in its opening months and have also earned their FairHousingHelper.com Gold Professional designation," said Fair Housing Helper president and founder Ron Leshnower. "Fair housing compliance remains a top priority for smart landlords, property managers, leasing agents, and other staff who wish to avoid common fair housing traps that can put their business and reputation at risk."
A quiz-based book published by Hillocrian Creative LLC in April 2013 to coincide with Fair Housing Month, Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals shows readers how to protect their business, gain peace of mind, maintain good tenant relations, and avoid legal troubles by explaining a wide range of key compliance topics. For example, the book covers issues such as understanding how protected classes work, decorating a building for the holidays without showing religious preferences, avoiding certain phrases when advertising apartments, rejecting applicants who weren't born in the United States, handling a tenant's request to keep a cat for a disability despite a no-pets policy, and avoiding illegal steering and linguistic profiling.
Readers who complete the book's quiz earn their designation as a FairHousingHelper.com Gold Professional, which entitles them to a badge and a personalized Certificate of Training to display their professional commitment to fair housing. In the unfortunate event of a lawsuit, a purchase of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals can also help bolster a reader's credibility with a judge to avoid costly punitive damages.
"Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals is a thorough, convenient, and even entertaining training program," says Liz Bramlet of Liz Bramlet Consulting, LLC in Washington, D.C. "I highly recommend it to landlords, property managers, leasing agents, and other staff who need to identify—and handle—the many types of fair housing issues that can arise at a property any day."
For more information about the book, please visit www.fairhousinghelper.com.
Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals
by Ron Leshnower
Published by Hillocrian Creative LLC
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate
U.S. trade paperback, $19.99
5" x 8", 306 pages
ISBN-10: 0-9892911-0-3 (Print)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9892911-0-1 (Print)
Kindle eBook, $9.99 ($2.99 via Kindle MatchBook)
ISBN-10: 0-9892911-1-1 (ePub)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9892911-1-8 (ePub)
About Ron Leshnower:
Ron Leshnower is the Founder and President of Fair Housing Helper and runs the popular FairHousingBlog.com. He is the author of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals (Hillocrian Creative) and Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide: 10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now (Nolo), an Amazon.com #1 multi-category bestseller that can be found in law schools and libraries across the country. A nationally recognized expert, Ron has been invited to speak on fair housing and apartment topics in front of a range of audiences. He has appeared as an expert on CBS News and NBC News and has been quoted in The New York Times' "Real Estate Q&A" column, The Associated Press' "Your Money" series, the New York Daily News, Black Enterprise, Bankrate.com, the Real Estate Intelligence Report, Minyanville.com, and the Landlord Law Report, among other publications. In 2008, The New York Times Company's About Group selected Ron as the About.com Guide to Apartment Living / Rental. He has since written hundreds of articles and blog posts offering useful tips, explanations of key industry developments, and insightful commentary on a wide range of topics pertaining to rentals. Ron has also written about real estate for Nolo.com and the National Apartment Association's Units Magazine as well as several trade newsletters, and he has also contributed on apartment living topics as a guest blogger for MyNewPlace.com. Ron earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts and is a member of the Authors Guild.
About Fair Housing Helper:
Fair Housing Helper was founded in 2007 to help apartment professionals learn how to comply with the Fair Housing Act and related housing discrimination laws. Fair Housing Helper now includes a family of three Web sites: FairHousingHelper.com, for information about products and updates; FairHousingResources.com, a comprehensive housing discrimination information portal where visitors can gain access to the full text of the Fair Housing Act, its regulations, related laws, helpful guidance, a handy pull-down menu of additional protected classes by state, and more; and FairHousingBlog.com, the place to learn how important fair housing issues have played out in real-life situations and join the discussion.
For review copies and press inquiries, please contact:
Fair Housing Helper
P.O. Box 1182
Melville, NY 11747
Media Contact: Ron Leshnower, Fair Housing Helper, 646-729-4419, firstname.lastname@example.org
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