Disability

November 2020 Coach's Quiz

October 13, 2020    

We’ve suggested eight rules for complying with federal accessibility requirements. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one...

Beware of 'Drive-By' Accessibility Testing

October 13, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach aims to raise your awareness about “drive-by” accessibility testing. Even if you’ve never heard of it, drive-by accessibility testing could uncover a potentially expensive source of liability lurking in plain sight at your...

September 2020 Coach's Quiz

August 7, 2020    

We’ve given you nine Dos & Don’ts for handling requests for reasonable accommodations. Now let’s look at how they might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has...

Dos & Don'ts for Handling Reasonable Accommodation Requests

August 7, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on reasonable accommodation requests by individuals with disabilities. Fair housing rules governing reasonable accommodation requests are often difficult to apply in the real world. The law requires communities to consider each...

July 2020 COACH's Quiz

June 9, 2020    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent court rulings involving disability-related reasonable accommodation and modification requests. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

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How Communities Successfully Defend Against Disability Discrimination Claims

June 9, 2020    

Three recent cases offer keys to avoiding complaints and court losses.

 

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach highlights recent court rulings to show how communities successfully defend themselves from disability discrimination claims in court. Though the law has been...

How to Comply with HUD's New Guidance on Assistance Animals

March 6, 2020    

We'll explain HUD's five-part guide for assessing accommodation requests for assistance animals.

 

March 2020 Coach's Quiz

February 10, 2020    

We’ve given you seven rules on how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with hoarding problems. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following...

Proceed with Caution When Responding to a Hoarding Problem

February 10, 2020    

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach tackles a challenging problem: resident hoarding. In multifamily housing communities, extreme cases of hoarding can pose serious health and safety hazards—not only to anyone living in the affected unit, but also to neighbors who may share walls,...

August 2019 Coach's Quiz

July 18, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve given you eight rules to avoid fair housing trouble when handling requests for assistance animals. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you have learned.

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Dog Days of Summer: How to Handle Requests for Assistance Animals

July 18, 2019    

This month, the Coach shepherds in the dog days of summer with a lesson on disability-related requests for assistance animals focusing on the most common type—dogs. The law generally allows communities to set their own pet policies, but housing providers must grant reasonable...

July 2019 Coach's Quiz

June 24, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent court rulings involving disability-related reasonable accommodation requests under fair housing law. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.