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?


California Bans Discrimination Based on Military or Veteran Status

October 25, 2019    

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a series of bills to protect tenants from housing discrimination, eviction, and price gouging.

NYC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination Based on Immigration Status

October 25, 2019    

The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released new legal enforcement guidance that defines discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment, and housing.


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.