Disability

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.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of...

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...

May 2015 Coach's Quiz

April 10, 2015    

We have given you six rules for handling requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications. 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...

Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications: What's 'Reasonable'?

April 10, 2015    

In this lesson, the Coach reviews the requirement under fair housing law to grant reasonable accommodations and modifications for individuals with disabilities.

Judge for Yourself: Resolving Disputes Over Accommodation Requests

October 8, 2014    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach invites you to be the judge in several recent court cases involving reasonable accommodation requests. Fair housing law prohibits housing discrimination based on disability, and one form of disability discrimination is refusal to make...

June 2014 Coach's Quiz

May 12, 2014    

We’ve addressed 17 FAQs on fair housing rules protecting individuals with disabilities. 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...

Fair Housing FAQs: Answering Your Questions About Disability Rules

May 12, 2014    

This month, the Coach focuses on fair housing rules based on disability, the most common source of discrimination complaints and lawsuits faced by multifamily housing communities today. At last count, more than half the formal complaints filed with public agencies and private fair...

November 2013 Coach's Quiz

October 7, 2013    

We’ve suggested six rules on how to address medical marijuana use 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’ve learned.

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