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Avoid Discrimination Claims When Offering Rent Repayment Plans

December 15, 2020    

During the pandemic, many communities have been negotiating rent repayment plans to help residents who are struggling financially avoid eviction due to what may be only a temporary financial setback. The common practice of negotiating with residents on an individual basis results in different...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

December 15, 2020    

Are COVID-Related Reasons for Nonrenewal Discriminatory?

Q: A resident who owes you a lot of money in unpaid rent and who has a history of disturbing her neighbors is finally coming to the end of her lease. She wants to renew, but...

Voucher Protection Laws Expand at State and Local Levels

November 13, 2020    

The share of voucher holders covered by voucher protection laws is growing, according to a recent report from The Urban Institute and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). Their dataset and accompanying report entitled, “...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

October 22, 2020    

Q: Your community was built in the 1980s. The leasing office is on the first floor, but there’s a step at the building entrance. Although it’s not covered under the FHA’s design and construction standards, your community could still face a...

COACH's Pop Quiz!

August 18, 2020    

Did Community Illegally Deny Reasonable Accommodation Request?

How do you think a court ruled in this recent fair housing case?

COACH's Pop Quiz!

July 15, 2020    

Q: It’s illegal to refuse to deny housing based on a prospect’s race or color, but you can’t get into fair housing trouble if you merely bend the truth when asked about available units. True or false?

 

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?