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October 2021 Coach's Quiz

September 16, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the eight rules to follow to avoid liability for engaging in retaliation under the FHA, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life situations. Each question has one...

Fair Housing Retaliation Liability Risks & How to Avoid Them

September 16, 2021    

“Retaliation” is a fancy word for revenge. It’s a nasty action that you take to get back at somebody for doing something bad to you. In the context of fair housing, retaliation means an unfavorable action a landlord takes like rejecting a rental applicant or evicting a tenant...

September 2021 Coach's Quiz

August 24, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the six rules for avoiding discrimination when renting to students, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life situations. Each question has one and only one correct answer. On...

Back to School: How to Avoid Fair Housing Trouble When Renting—or Not Renting—to Students

August 24, 2021    

Leasing to students who attend or college or university in your geographic market can be an excellent source of income. At least 79 percent of the students attending a two- or four-year college live off-campus, according to the Urban Institute. In many rental markets, demand for student rental...

May 2021 Coach's Quiz

April 19, 2021    

We’ve explained the risks your community faces for being held liable under fair housing laws if one of your tenants harasses another based on race, sex, religion, and other grounds protected against discrimination. We’ve also outlined the seven things you should include in an anti-...

How to Limit Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Harassment

April 19, 2021    

While the current law is unsettled, for landlords there’s much more at stake than what the law requires.

 

March 2021 Coach's Quiz

February 16, 2021    

We’ve explained the seven rules to follow to avoid—and help your leasing agents avoid—engaging in discriminatory steering. Let’s see how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

How to Steer Clear of Illegal Steering

February 16, 2021    

Contrary to popular belief, housing segregation remains alive and well not just in specific regions of the U.S. but across America. So concluded HUD upon completing its most recent review of the state of fair housing in the U.S. “Real estate agents and rental housing providers recommend...

February 2021 Coach's Quiz

January 20, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the eight rules for avoiding discrimination when factoring a person’s criminal record into rental decisions, let’s see how well you learned the material. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life...

How to Perform Criminal Records Checks Without Committing Discrimination

January 20, 2021    

The last thing you or your residents would ever want is to have murderers, rapists, drug dealers, arsonists, and other dangerous criminals in your community. And because “criminals” aren’t among the people that fair housing laws protect, it’s okay to refuse to rent to...

January 2021 Coach's Quiz

December 15, 2020    

We’ve given you six rules for avoiding discrimination pitfalls when evicting residents protected by fair housing laws. Now it’s your turn to test what you’ve learned by applying the rules to real life situations by taking the COACH’s Quiz below. Each of the...

How to Avoid Fair Housing Trouble When Evicting Residents

December 15, 2020    

The expiration of eviction moratoria could bring a surge in eviction filings—and related fair housing claims.