August 2019 Coach's Quiz

In this lesson, we’ve given you eight rules to avoid fair housing trouble when handling requests for assistance animals. 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. The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

In this lesson, we’ve given you eight rules to avoid fair housing trouble when handling requests for assistance animals. 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. The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

QUESTION #1

Federal fair housing law prohibits communities from having a pet policy. True or false?

a.         True.

b.         False.

QUESTION #2

The community must consider a request for an assistance animal even if it’s for a resident who doesn’t appear to have a disability. True or false?

a.         True.

b.         False.

QUESTION #3

If your community has a no-pet policy, you may refuse to rent to an applicant who says he needs his dog for emotional support. True or false?

a.         True.

b.         False.

QUESTION #4

Our community allows pets, but they can’t be more than 20 pounds. If a disabled resident says she needs a larger dog as an assistance animal, then we should consider making an exception to the weight restriction as a reasonable accommodation. True or false?

a.         True.

b.         False.