Accommodations

From Our Readers: Who Pays for Reasonable Accommodations Requiring Physical Modifications?

November 19, 2022    

Reader Comment: A colleague and I noticed an apparent inconsistency in the November 2022 issue (“Do Your Rental Fees, Deposits, and Charges Violate Fair...

December 2022 Coach's Quiz

November 19, 2022    

Okay, now it’s your turn. We’ve explained the nine fair housing pitfalls you and your leasing and management agents must be aware of when dealing with tenant transfer requests and how to avoid them. Now you can reinforce and evaluate how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the...

Avoid 9 Discrimination Pitfalls When Tenants Seek Unit Transfers

November 19, 2022    

While it may seem like routine business, responding to transfer requests may have significant fair housing implications.

 

Let’s play a quick game of fair housing word association in the multifamily leasing context:

Housing discrimination.

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July 2022 Coach's Quiz

June 17, 2022    

Now that we’ve outlined the 10 steps to take to avoid liability for failing to provide reasonable accommodations to a disabled applicant or tenant, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the COACH’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

10 Steps to Avoid Liability for Refusing Reasonable Accommodations

June 17, 2022    

Not all requests for disability accommodations are reasonable. How can you tell which are and which aren’t?

 

August 2021 Coach's Quiz

July 20, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the seven rules to follow to meet your FHA duty to provide reasonable parking accommodations to disabled applicants and tenants, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-...

Responding to Requests for Disability-Related Parking Accommodations

July 20, 2021    

Nearly 61 million people in the U.S., roughly one in four of the adult population, have disabilities. Mobility impairment is the most common disability, particularly among those age 65 and older. Leasing to people with disabilities poses fair housing compliance challenges. Simply refraining from...

November 2020 Coach's Quiz

October 13, 2020    

We’ve suggested eight rules for complying with federal accessibility requirements. 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...

Beware of 'Drive-By' Accessibility Testing

October 13, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach aims to raise your awareness about “drive-by” accessibility testing. Even if you’ve never heard of it, drive-by accessibility testing could uncover a potentially expensive source of liability lurking in plain sight at your...

September 2020 Coach's Quiz

August 7, 2020    

We’ve given you nine Dos & Don’ts for handling requests for reasonable accommodations. Now let’s look at how they might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has...

Dos & Don'ts for Handling Reasonable Accommodation Requests

August 7, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on reasonable accommodation requests by individuals with disabilities. Fair housing rules governing reasonable accommodation requests are often difficult to apply in the real world. The law requires communities to consider each...

July 2020 COACH's Quiz

June 9, 2020    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent court rulings involving disability-related reasonable accommodation and modification requests. 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.

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