October 2019 Coach's Quiz
We’ve given you seven rules to follow to avoid problems during fair housing testing. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve 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!
From the way a prospect is asking questions, you believe she’s really a fair housing tester. You should:
a. Try to get her out the door as soon as possible to avoid any inadvertent slip-ups.
b. Treat her the same as everyone else by taking as much time as necessary to respond to her questions.
c. Give her extra attention by going out of your way to make sure you can’t be accused of any fair housing violation.
You have a vacancy in a studio apartment, but it’s very small so you think that it would be best for only one person. Nevertheless, posting an online ad with language that it’s “Perfect for Singles” could trigger a fair housing investigation. True or false?
It’s illegal to refuse to rent to any minority prospects, but you can’t get into fair housing trouble if you bend the truth about available units when they ask about vacancies. True or false?