January 2019 Coach's Quiz

We’ve given you seven rules to help you avoid fair housing trouble when dealing with individuals with mobility impairments. 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.

We’ve given you seven rules to help you avoid fair housing trouble when dealing with individuals with mobility impairments. 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.

QUESTION #1

When a prospect in a wheelchair asks about available two-bedroom units, you may recommend accessible or ground-floor units because you can see that he’s obviously disabled. True or false?

a.   True.

b.   False.

QUESTION #2

Although your community has a policy of providing unassigned parking, an applicant says she wants an assigned parking space near the building entrance because of a disability. She doesn’t use a cane or appear to have any difficulty walking, but you could trigger fair housing trouble if you ignore her request. True or false?

a.   True.

b.   False.

QUESTION #3

An applicant who uses a motorized scooter due to a mobility impairment wants to rent a ground-floor unit, but he says he needs a ramp to the building entrance. You should grant his request to build the ramp at his expense as a reasonable modification, if he provides the necessary documentation and assurances about the proposed ramp. True or false?

a.   True.

b.   False.

QUESTION #4

Your community was built in the 1980s, before the FHA’s design and construction standards took effect, so you shouldn’t worry about the steps leading to your building’s main entrance. True or false?

a.   True.

b.   False.