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?


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.