July 2008 Coach's Quiz

We have given you six rules on how to prevent disability discrimination claims under fair housing law. 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.

COACH'S TIP: The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

We have given you six rules on how to prevent disability discrimination claims under fair housing law. 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.

COACH'S TIP: The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

QUESTION #1

An applicant for a unit in your community lists his current address as a drug treatment facility. Because of past problems with residents with drug problems, your community is justified in rejecting his application. True or false?

  1. True.

  2. False.

QUESTION #2

Your community has a policy of providing unassigned parking to residents. A resident notifies you that she broke her leg and must use crutches for at least three months. Because she says she is disabled, she wants you to assign her a parking space near the entrance of the building. You should:

  1. Grant her request because she has an obvious disability and a disability-related need for the parking space.

  2. Deny the request because she is not disabled.

  3. Consider the request under your community's policies on reasonable accommodations.

QUESTION #3

Your office receives a complaint from a resident about a dog barking in a neighboring unit. You find out that a resident has a dog in violation of the community's policies against pets. The dog's owner says she needs the dog because she is disabled, but she doesn't appear to have any visual or other impairment. You may insist that she remove the animal immediately or face eviction. True or false?

  1. True.

  2. False.

QUESTION #4

An applicant who uses a motorized scooter because of a mobility impairment wants to rent a ground-floor unit, but he says he needs a ramp to the building entrance. You should:

  1. Grant his request and pay to have the ramp installed.

  2. Refuse the request unless he agrees to use a contractor who has done work at your community in the past.

  3. Refuse the request unless he deposits money into an account to ensure sufficient funds to pay for removal of the ramp at the end of his tenancy.

  4. Grant the request to build the ramp, at his expense.