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April 2021 Coach's Quiz

March 16, 2021    

Okay, now it’s your turn. We’ve explained the eight rules to follow to manage the risk of liability for LGBT-based discrimination. Let’s see how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

Avoiding Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

March 16, 2021    

HUD is stepping up enforcement of the laws banning LGBT discrimination.

 

March 2021 Coach's Quiz

February 16, 2021    

We’ve explained the seven rules to follow to avoid—and help your leasing agents avoid—engaging in discriminatory steering. Let’s see how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

How to Steer Clear of Illegal Steering

February 16, 2021    

Contrary to popular belief, housing segregation remains alive and well not just in specific regions of the U.S. but across America. So concluded HUD upon completing its most recent review of the state of fair housing in the U.S. “Real estate agents and rental housing providers recommend...

February 2021 Coach's Quiz

January 20, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the eight rules for avoiding discrimination when factoring a person’s criminal record into rental decisions, 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...

How to Perform Criminal Records Checks Without Committing Discrimination

January 20, 2021    

The last thing you or your residents would ever want is to have murderers, rapists, drug dealers, arsonists, and other dangerous criminals in your community. And because “criminals” aren’t among the people that fair housing laws protect, it’s okay to refuse to rent to...

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2020 Lessons

November 10, 2020    

This month, Fair Housing Coach wraps up 2020 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 our subscribers...

May 2020 Coach's Quiz

April 10, 2020    

We’ve given you 10 rules on how to avoid fair housing claims based on familial status. 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...

10 Dos & Don'ts for Dealing with Families with Children

April 10, 2020    

Complaints can arise from the way you advertise, show units, apply occupancy standards, and enforce community rules.

 

In this month’s lesson, the Coach looks at fair housing problems that can arise when dealing with families with children. Fair housing law...

February 2020 Coach's Quiz

January 9, 2020    

We’ve suggested 10 essential rules to follow to avoid fair housing trouble. 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 correct answer....

10 Essential Rules for Avoiding Fair Housing Trouble

January 9, 2020    

This month, the Coach highlights 10 essential rules to help you to comply with fair housing law. Housing discrimination has been outlawed for more than 50 years, but all too often communities still find themselves on the wrong side of the law and are forced to pay out thousands—...

2020 Trend Watch: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

December 23, 2019    

To kick off the New Year, Fair Housing Coach reviews recent developments—court rulings, settlements, and enforcement actions—in fair housing law. Staying on top of current developments may help you to avoid common problems that so often lead to fair housing...