Disability

March 2017 Coach's Quiz

February 8, 2017    

We’ve pointed out the seven biggest mistakes that lead to fair housing trouble when asking for disability-related information. 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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Avoid the 7 Biggest Mistakes When Verifying Disability

February 8, 2017    

This month, the Coach focuses on the rules limiting when and how you can ask for disability-related information. It can come up anytime an applicant or resident requests a reasonable accommodation. It’s a particularly big issue when dealing with requests for emotional support...

January 2017 Coach's Quiz

December 20, 2016    

We’ve given you six rules on how to comply with fair housing laws when handling smoking at your community. 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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How to Ensure Fair Housing Compliance When Considering a Smoke-Free Policy

December 20, 2016    

In this lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing rules may affect your ability to regulate smoking at your community. There has been a trend toward smoke-free housing policies, which recently got a big boost when HUD ordered all public housing agencies to go smoke-free by 2018. The...

Case Studies: How the Courts Analyze Reasonable Accommodation Claims

June 14, 2016    

In this lesson, the Coach highlights court cases, all decided in the past few months, involving reasonable accommodation requests.

Fair housing law bans discrimination based on disability, which, among other things, requires communities to make reasonable accommodations to rules...

February 2016 Coach's Quiz

January 12, 2016    

We have given you seven rules for handling disability-related requests for parking accommodations. 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.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions...

How to Handle Disability-Related Requests for Parking Accommodations

January 12, 2016    

In this month’s lesson, the focus is on parking. Fair housing law bans discrimination based on disability, including refusing to grant requests by individuals with disabilities who need an exception to your parking policies as a reasonable accommodation so they may use and enjoy...

Special Issue: Answering Your Questions on Assistance Animals

November 6, 2015    

In this Special Issue, the Coach follows up on our recent series on assistance animals by answering reader questions with updates on recent developments in the law.

November 2015 Coach's Quiz

October 8, 2015    

In Part 2, we’ve given you seven more Dos & Don’ts for 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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Dos & Don'ts When Handling Requests for Assistance Animals, Part 2

October 8, 2015    

This month’s lesson is the second of a two-part series on handling disability-related requests for assistance animals. In Part 1, we focused on who qualifies as an individual with a disability and when you must make a reasonable accommodation to your pet policies to allow an assistance...

October 2015 Coach's Quiz

September 9, 2015    

We have given you seven Dos & Don’ts for 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.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following...

Dos & Don'ts When Handling Requests for Assistance Animals, Part 1

September 9, 2015    

This month’s lesson is the first of a two-part series on assistance animals—a common source of fair housing trouble. Disability discrimination claims account for more than half of all fair housing complaints, often based on disputes over requests by applicants or residents with...

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