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April 2017 Coach's Quiz

March 9, 2017    

We’ve given you seven rules on how 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 only one...

Fair Housing 101: How to Comply with Fair Housing Law

March 9, 2017    

In honor of Fair Housing Month, the Coach is getting back to basics with an overview of fair housing law. There’s a lot going on in Washington, with many anticipating changes on the horizon for fair housing regulatory requirements adopted in the waning days of the previous...

February 2017 Coach's Quiz

January 12, 2017    

We have reviewed some recent court cases to show how communities have fared in defending themselves from fair housing claims. Now you can take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct...

From the Courts: Lessons Learned on Fair Housing Law

January 12, 2017    

For this month’s lesson, the Coach gathered recent court decisions on fair housing law. Keeping abreast of what’s happening in the courts can help you learn from the experiences of other communities to better prevent—or respond—to fair housing complaints. ...

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2016 Lessons

December 6, 2016    

In this Special Issue, the Coach wraps up 2016 with a review of this year’s lessons. Keep it handy—it’s a quick refresher on top fair housing concerns we covered this year. It’s also a helpful index to the full lessons, all of which are available to review or...

Fair Housing Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Fair Housing Law

November 7, 2016    

This month, the Coach offers a fair housing quiz designed to help you test your knowledge of fair housing law. The rules forbidding housing discrimination can get complicated, so it’s important that everyone working at your community understands fair housing—and knows how to...

November 2016 Coach's Quiz

October 14, 2016    

We’ve given you six rules on how to avoid discrimination complaints based on familial status arising from your occupancy standards. 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.

Take a Fresh Look at Your Occupancy Standards

October 14, 2016    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on occupancy standards, an increasing concern for housing communities. Occupancy standards can be a problem because they can restrict the housing choices of families with children. As a general rule, fair housing law doesn’t...

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Avoid Fair Housing Trouble

September 16, 2016    

This month, the Coach zeroes in on the 10 things you can do right now to avoid fair housing trouble. Often, we’re focused on the big picture—and things that take time to put into practice. But for this lesson, we’re focusing on small, immediate steps that you could...

September 2016 Coach's Quiz

August 29, 2016    

We have reviewed recent court cases to show how communities have fared in defending themselves from fair housing claims. Now you can take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct...

Legal Update: Highlights from Recent Fair Housing Cases

August 29, 2016    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach offers highlights from recent court rulings on fair housing law. For each case, we’ll review what happened and how it landed in court. Then, we’ll explain the fair housing issues involved, and what the court decided and why—so...

Conducting Criminal Background Checks: Further FAQs & Follow-up

August 10, 2016    

In this Special Issue, we’re following up on the Coach’s June 2016 lesson on HUD’s new guidance on criminal background checks with highlights from our recent webinar.

At the webinar, our experts, fair housing attorney Kathelene Williams and Linda Richer, vice...

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