February 2024 Coach's Quiz

January 23, 2024    


One of your on-site maintenance employees believes that anybody who works in IT must be a nerd. So, he subjects a tenant who works in the IT department of a local corporation to a constant stream of “anti-nerd” abuse and harassment. All of the...

Beyond Fair Housing Compliance: From Nondiscrimination to Diversity & Inclusion

January 23, 2024    

Firms that train staff to embrace diversity are more likely to be in tune with the principles of fair housing law.



“[XYZ Company] recognizes the principles of fair housing and diversity as core values.”

How many times have you seen...

March 2022 Coach's Quiz

February 16, 2022    

We’ve explained how you can be liable for harassment and other fair housing violations that your contractors commit. We’ve also outlined six things you can do to minimize these liability risks. Now it’s your turn to see if you can apply the principles to real-life situations...

Avoiding Liability Risks for Fair Housing Violations Committed by Contractors

February 16, 2022    

One reason that complying with fair housing laws is so challenging is that you can’t delegate your nondiscrimination duties the way you can with other legal obligations. Managing your own personal conduct isn’t enough; you’re also responsible for the third parties you hire to...

September 2019 Coach's Quiz

August 12, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve given you seven rules to comply with 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...

Fair Housing Boot Camp: Basic Training for New Hires

August 12, 2019    

This month, the Coach’s lesson offers fair housing basic training for anyone newly hired to work at your community. It’s simple to say that fair housing law bans housing discrimination, but there are pitfalls that sometimes lead even seasoned professionals into fair housing...

How and Why to Keep Good Records

July 31, 2014    

In this Special Issue, we’re tackling recordkeeping—a task that’s essential to protect your community from fair housing trouble.

Why is having the proper paperwork so important? Because it puts you in the best position to prevent fair housing violations—and to...

January 2013 Coach's Quiz

December 19, 2012    

We’ve described the seven deadly recurring fair housing sins—along with strategies to help you avoid committing them. 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...

Deadly Fair Housing Sins: Old and New

December 19, 2012    

Part I: Recurring Violations of Long-Standing Rules

This month, we’re starting a two-part lesson on the deadly sins of fair housing law. Though the deadly sins are historically seven in number, we’ve added a few more to cover the most costly fair housing...

How to Keep Maintenance Services from Triggering Fair Housing Claims

April 9, 2012    

This month, we'll explain how to ensure compliance with fair housing laws when providing maintenance and repair services in multifamily housing communities.

May 2012 Coach's Quiz

April 8, 2012    

We've given you six rules to follow for keeping maintenance services from triggering fair housing claims. 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: On a separate piece of paper...

The Dos & Don'ts of Fair Housing Training

June 1, 2011    

This month, we are going to talk about how to beef up fair housing training—among the most important of the New Year's resolutions we recommended in the January 2011 issue. Though policies and procedures are essential to help ward off discrimination complaints, you must rely on your...