Employees/Contractors

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...

June 2011 Coach's Quiz

May 31, 2011    

We have given you 10 rules for conducting fair housing training. 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...

New Year, New Focus: 10 Resolutions To Improve Your Fair Housing Program

January 10, 2011    

New Year's is a time when many of us take a look back and resolve to make some changes in the upcoming year. The most popular resolutions involve personal goals such as losing weight, getting a better job, or reducing debt, according to the U.S. government. (Yes, the government has compiled...

January 2011 Coach's Quiz

January 1, 2011    

We have given you 10 resolutions to improve your fair housing program. Now let's look at how they 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...

Fair Housing 101: How To Comply With Fair Housing Law

April 9, 2010    

This month marks the 42nd anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the federal law that bars housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

April 2010 Coach's Quiz

March 31, 2010    

We have given you six rules to ensure compliance 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 only one correct answer. On a...

It's Fair Housing Month: Test Your Knowledge Of Fair Housing Law

April 9, 2009    

In honor of Fair Housing Month, this month's issue will give you a chance to test your knowledge of fair housing law. The rules forbidding outright housing discrimination seem fairly straightforward, but simply telling your staff not to discriminate against prospects and residents is not...

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