April 2018 Coach's Quiz
We’ve given you seven rules to help you face your fair housing fears and everyday dilemmas. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH’s Quiz to see what you have learned.
INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct answer. On a separate piece of paper, write down the number of each question, followed by the answer you think is correct—for example, (1) b, (2) a, and so on.
Your community has a written policy to comply with fair housing law. You’ve never arranged formal training for your employees, but you know they’re all experienced professionals who would never dream of intentionally discriminating against anyone based on his or her race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, or religion. When you receive a notice about an upcoming fair housing seminar hosted by your local apartment association, what should you do?
a. Throw away the notice, because your leasing staff doesn’t need it.
b. Send only the leasing consultant you hired recently.
c. Send your entire leasing staff.
d. Send all your employees.
Five years ago, you completed a top-to-bottom review of all your written policies and procedures. Since the Fair Housing Act hasn’t changed, you don’t need to worry about doing it again anytime soon. True or false?
Despite your community’s no-pet policy, you could be accused of disability discrimination if you turn people away because they have an assistance animal. True or false?
An applicant says he needs an exception to the weight limit in your pet policy for his emotional support animal and hands you a certificate that looks like he got it online. You can reject his request because he’s obviously trying to pass off his pet as an assistance animal. True or false?