August 2018 Coach's Quiz
We’ve reviewed how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with each generation. 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.
A pregnant woman comes to see an available one-bedroom unit, but there’s an elderly couple living next door who used to complain about noise from the previous tenant’s children. To avoid similar complaints about a crying baby, you tell her that the unit is no longer available. Since she doesn’t have a child now, you couldn’t be accused of a fair housing violation. True or false?
If a community qualifies as “housing for older persons,” the community cannot be liable for housing discrimination under federal fair housing law. True or false?
An applicant wants to rent a two-bedroom unit for himself, his wife, their two school-aged children, and her mother. Could you be accused of discrimination if you refuse to show them that unit and offer them only larger two- and three-bedroom units?
c. It depends.
You get a call from a resident’s daughter, who lives out of state. She explains that her mother doesn’t drive due to a disability and needs someone from the community to go to the pharmacy to pick up her medication and deliver it to her unit. Although your community doesn’t provide transportation or shopping services to residents, you should comply with the daughter’s request to avoid fair housing trouble. True or false?