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HUD: Google's New Ad Policies Will Improve Fair Housing Compliance

June 17, 2020    

In June 2020, Google announced an update to its ad policy to prohibit employment, housing, and credit advertisers from targeting or excluding ads based on gender, age, parental status, marital status, or ZIP code.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

June 17, 2020    

Q: Could you trigger a fair housing claim for failing to address complaints about secondhand smoke from a resident with a disability?

 

Fair Housing Coach Wins Newsletter Award

June 3, 2020    

For the second year in a row, Fair Housing Coach has been recognized by the Specialized Information Publishers Association as one of the best business newsletters published today. Also among the top three newsletters awarded was the Coach's sister publication,...

California Responds to Hate Crimes During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020    

In May 2020, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released posters to combat hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. Acknowledging that Californians have come together to fight the COVID-19 crisis, officials say there have been increased reports of violence...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

May 18, 2020    

Q: You just found out that a resident tested positive for COVID-19. You can’t get into fair housing trouble if you notify all the residents on her floor about it so they can take extra precautions to avoid exposure. True or false?

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COACH's Pop Quiz!

May 1, 2020    

Q: 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?

 

Video Q&A: Top Fair Housing Questions During the COVID Crisis

April 21, 2020    

Fair Housing Coach spoke with Lynn N. Dover, Partner, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, to get answers to subscribers’ top fair housing questions during the COVID crisis, including: Is someone with coronavirus symptoms considered disabled? What “reasonable...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

March 17, 2020    

Q: Your community has a “no pets” policy. Recently, you discovered that a resident has a cat in her unit, but...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

February 19, 2020    

Q: After getting complaints from neighbors about noxious odors emanating from a particular unit, you discover that a resident has stacks of newspapers obstructing doors and windows, dirty dishes and open food containers, and piles of clothing...

NY Cracks Down on Source-of-Income Discrimination

February 19, 2020    

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently announced the launch of a new online complaint portal for New Yorkers to report instances of housing discrimination based on source of income. A new law, which took effect in April 2019, makes it illegal to deny someone housing based on the type...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

January 22, 2020    

Q: It’s illegal to refuse to rent to any minority prospects, but not to bend the truth about available units when they ask about vacancies. True or false?

 

COACH's Pop Quiz!

November 18, 2019    

Q: You could be accused of a fair housing violation if you wish a resident a “Merry Christmas.” True or false?