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Fair Housing Turns 50!

March 13, 2018    

April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the landmark federal law that bans housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

Washington Considers Ban on Housing Discrimination Based on Source of Income

February 21, 2018    

Lawmakers in the state of Washington are considering a bill that would prevent landlords from discriminating against tenants based on the source of their income. Twelve states already prohibit source-of-income discrimination against tenants.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

February 21, 2018    

New Year's Resolution: Watch How You Treat Families with Children

January 25, 2018    

In January, the Coach kicked off 2018 by offering five New Year’s resolutions to avoid fair housing trouble. Among them: complying with fair housing rules protecting children and their families from housing discrimination.

COACH's Pop Quiz!

December 14, 2017    

COACH's Pop Quiz!

November 16, 2017    

Q: Most of your residents are over 55, so you’re allowed to exclude families with children and market your property as an “adult” community under the senior housing exemption. True or false?

 

DOJ Announces Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing

October 19, 2017    

The Justice Department recently announced a new initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. The initiative specifically seeks to increase the department’s efforts to protect women from harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, security guards, and other...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

October 19, 2017    

Q: You could face a fair housing complaint for allowing only one occupant to live in studio units. True or false?

 

A: True. In October 2017, a court ordered the owner...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

September 20, 2017    

Q: It’s illegal to refuse to rent to any minority prospects, but you can’t get into fair housing trouble if you bend the truth about available units when they ask about vacancies. True or false?

 

Fair Housing Coach Wins Real Estate Journalism Award

June 23, 2017    

On June 16, Fair Housing Coach received the Gold Award for Best Newsletter from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). A panel of expert judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University selected the award winners announced at NAREE...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

May 19, 2017    

Q: Can you be accused of a fair housing violation based on what you say in a blog post?

 

Senators Introduce Legislation Expanding VAWA Protections

April 20, 2017    

Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently reintroduced legislation called the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act.” It builds on the protections provided under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968...

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