COACH's Pop Quiz!

December 14, 2017
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Q: In checking an applicant’s references, you learn that he’s been evicted for failure to pay rent at his last two rentals. You may deny the application based on your community’s standard screening policy without violating fair housing law. True or false?

 

A: True. You may reject the application based on information about rental history obtained during a reference check, as long as you apply the same standards to all applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.