Disability

July 2022 Coach's Quiz

June 17, 2022    

Now that we’ve outlined the 10 steps to take to avoid liability for failing to provide reasonable accommodations to a disabled applicant or tenant, 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...

10 Steps to Avoid Liability for Refusing Reasonable Accommodations

June 17, 2022    

Not all requests for disability accommodations are reasonable. How can you tell which are and which aren’t?

 

June 2022 Coach's Quiz

May 17, 2022    

QUESTION #1

You catch two tenants smoking pot in the clubhouse in violation of your community’s anti-drug policies. Tenant A has a valid prescription from a physician to use marijuana to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder; Tenant B is just a...

Excluding Drug Users Without Committing Disability Discrimination

May 17, 2022    

Tenants who abuse drugs and alcohol may be endangering not only themselves but also their neighbors. Tenant substance abuse can result in criminal activity, violence, fires, disturbances, and other threats to apartment community health, safety, and tranquility. But, from a legal standpoint,...

August 2021 Coach's Quiz

July 20, 2021    

Now that we’ve explained the seven rules to follow to meet your FHA duty to provide reasonable parking accommodations to disabled applicants and tenants, 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-...

Responding to Requests for Disability-Related Parking Accommodations

July 20, 2021    

Nearly 61 million people in the U.S., roughly one in four of the adult population, have disabilities. Mobility impairment is the most common disability, particularly among those age 65 and older. Leasing to people with disabilities poses fair housing compliance challenges. Simply refraining from...

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...