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From the Courts: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

November 12, 2018    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews recent court rulings on fair housing law. In each case, we’ll review the events leading up to the dispute and how it landed in court. And we’ll explain the legal issues involved and how the court decided who should win, so that...

November 2018 Coach's Quiz

October 23, 2018    

QUESTION #1

A community may not be found liable for housing discrimination for applying occupancy standards limiting all units to two people per bedroom. True or false?

a.            True.

b...

Evaluate Your Occupancy Standards to Prevent Discrimination Claims

October 23, 2018     By Andrea Brescia

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach will take a careful look at occupancy standards, a topic that remains a source of concern for housing communities, and in recent years, has triggered a series of fair housing complaints. Occupancy standards remain a hot topic because, if...

October 2018 Coach's Quiz

September 24, 2018    

We’ve suggested eight rules for complying with fair housing laws banning discrimination based on source of income. 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.

How to Comply with Laws Banning Discrimination Based on Source of Income

September 24, 2018     By Carolyn Zezima

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach explains how to comply with fair housing laws banning discrimination based on source of income. The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) doesn’t prohibit discrimination based on source of income, but an increasing number of states and...

August 2018 Coach's Quiz

July 26, 2018    

We’ve reviewed how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with each generation. 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...

Fair Housing for the Ages: Renting to Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone in Between

July 26, 2018    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing law may affect the way you attract and rent to people of different generations. Although federal fair housing law does not ban age discrimination, we’ll look at the ways that fair housing law protects people of...

July 2018 Coach's Quiz

June 8, 2018    

We’ve highlighted recent developments in 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...

Legal Update: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

June 8, 2018    

This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews recent developments—court rulings, settlements, and enforcement agency actions—in fair housing law. Staying on top of developments may help you to avoid common problems that so often lead to fair housing trouble and resolve minor...

Fair Housing at 50: Emerging Trends That Could Affect Your Community

April 10, 2018    

This month, the Coach takes a look at emerging trends that have the potential to significantly change the legal landscape in fair housing law. With the help of our fair housing experts, Doug Chasick and Kathelene Williams, we’ll highlight these trends, explaining what’s...

April 2018 Coach's Quiz

March 7, 2018    

We’ve given you seven rules to help you face your fair housing fears and everyday dilemmas. 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...

How to Face Your Fair Housing Fears and Everyday Dilemmas

March 7, 2018    

Are you confident when it comes to fair housing? Or are you worried about falling short and inadvertently triggering a discrimination claim? It’s bad enough when seemingly small missteps cause problems, but it’s even worse when those problems escalate into costly lawsuits.