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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...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

April 20, 2017    

Q: You could get into fair housing trouble if you turn away prospects because they don’t speak English. True or false?

 

A: True. Fair housing experts warn that...

Get Ready for Fair Housing Month

March 15, 2017    

April is Fair Housing Month, the time of the year when the nation marks the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968. To mark the occasion, Fair Housing Coach gets back to basics with an overview of...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

February 22, 2017    

Q: Your community must consider a request for an assistance animal even if the resident doesn’t appear to be disabled. True or false?

 

A: True. If the resident...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

January 18, 2017    

Q: Do you have to allow residents to run a day care in rental property?

 

A: Depending on state law, the answer may be yes, according to a recent ruling by a court in...

Remember Fair Housing Rights During Holiday Season

December 15, 2016    

As your residents prepare for a diverse array of holiday celebrations in and around their homes, it’s important to remember fair housing laws that provide protections against religious discrimination. That’s the advice of the Illinois Department of Human Rights, which recently...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

December 15, 2016    

Q: Although your community has a policy of providing unassigned parking, an applicant says he wants an assigned parking space near to the building entrance because of a disability. He doesn’t use a cane or appear to have any difficulty...

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