Fair Housing Coach

Cases and Settlements

Mass. Landlord Accused of Discriminating Against Residents with Assistance Animals

September 26, 2018    
HUD recently charged the owner and managers of a Massachusetts community with discriminating against persons with disabilities who require the use of assistance animals. Federal fair housing law prohibits housing providers from denying or limiting housing to persons with disabilities or from...
Advertising/Applications

How to Avoid Discrimination Claims When Advertising Online

August 15, 2018    
In this lesson, we’re going to review the fair housing rules as they apply to advertising your community, most of which is probably done online now. Although communities still run print ads in newspapers and apartment guides and on billboards, a large part of their marketing effort is devoted...
All Protected Classes

How to Avoid Discrimination Claims When Advertising Online

August 15, 2018    
In this lesson, we’re going to review the fair housing rules as they apply to advertising your community, most of which is probably done online now. Although communities still run print ads in newspapers and apartment guides and on billboards, a large part of their marketing effort is devoted...
Leasing

Fair Housing for the Ages: Renting to Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone in Between

July 26, 2018    
In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing law may affect the way you attract and rent to people of different generations. Although federal fair housing law does not ban age discrimination, we’ll look at the ways that fair housing law protects people of particular...
Familial Status/Age

Fair Housing for the Ages: Renting to Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone in Between

July 26, 2018    
In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing law may affect the way you attract and rent to people of different generations. Although federal fair housing law does not ban age discrimination, we’ll look at the ways that fair housing law protects people of particular...
Accommodations

Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests: How to Tell the Difference

July 10, 2018    
In this Special Issue of Fair Housing Coach, we’re presenting highlights from the Coach’s June 2018 webinar on handling reasonable accommodation requests.
Disability

Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests: How to Tell the Difference

July 10, 2018    
In this Special Issue of Fair Housing Coach, we’re presenting highlights from the Coach’s June 2018 webinar on handling reasonable accommodation requests.
Leasing

Legal Update: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

June 8, 2018    
This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews recent developments—court rulings, settlements, and enforcement agency actions—in fair housing law. Staying on top of developments may help you to avoid common problems that so often lead to fair housing trouble and resolve minor grievances before...