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COACH's Pop Quiz!

August 21, 2019    

Q: Your office has been shorthanded for a while, but you’ve just hired a new employee to answer phones in the leasing office. Even though he’s got previous experience working at another community, you should make sure that he...

Vermont Bans Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

June 18, 2019    

In June 2019, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill to adopt protections against housing discrimination for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Senators Introduce Bill to Protect LGBTQ Americans from Housing Discrimination

May 14, 2019    

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Angus King (I-ME) recently introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019, a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal...

Hot Button Issues in Fair Housing Law

May 14, 2019    

In the June 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach highlighted three hot button fair housing issues that have been generating a lot of activity in the courts and federal enforcement agencies.

Take 10 Steps to Resolve Fair Housing Complaints

April 16, 2019    

In the May 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach discusses what to do if your community is ever accused of a fair housing violation. The stakes have never been higher as federal, state, and local fair housing agencies, along with private fair housing organizations, continue...

NY Governor Signs Landmark Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Rights

February 21, 2019    

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which prohibits employers, educational institutions, landlords, creditors, and others from discriminating against individuals on the basis of gender identity or expression, and make...

Complying with Fair Housing Law in Senior Communities

February 21, 2019    

In the March 2019 lesson, Fair Housing Coach reviews fair housing rules governing senior housing communities. Fair housing law generally prohibits discrimination based on familial status, but there’s a limited exception that applies to senior housing communities...

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Protect Veterans, Low-Income Families from Housing Discrimination

December 13, 2018    

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently introduced the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018 to protect veterans and low-income families from housing discrimination.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

September 26, 2018    

Q: You could trigger a discrimination complaint if you post an ad online that says, “No Teenagers Please.” True or false?

 

A: True, you could trigger a...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

August 23, 2018    

Q: A pregnant woman comes to see an available one-bedroom unit, but the elderly woman living next door used to complain about noise from the previous tenant’s children. To avoid similar complaints about a crying baby, you tell the...

COACH’s Pop Quiz!

July 26, 2018    

Q: A resident asked us for an accessible parking space near his unit as a reasonable accommodation. Our policy is to send a verification form to the resident’s healthcare provider to verify his need for an accommodation. However, the...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

June 19, 2018