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March 2013 Coach's Quiz

February 15, 2013    

We’ve suggested five rules on how to handle 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’ve learned.

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

How to Handle Requests for Assistance Animals

February 15, 2013    

This month’s lesson tackles one of the most challenging aspects of fair housing law: how to handle requests for assistance animals as a reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability.

     In general, communities may set their own policies...

December 2012 Coach's Quiz

November 7, 2012    

We’ve given you five rules for complying with fair housing law when dealing with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 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...

How to Comply with Fair Housing Law When Dealing with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

November 7, 2012    

Effective communications with prospects, applicants, and residents are an essential aspect of all community operations. It’s especially important in your leasing office where miscommunications can undermine your efforts to attract qualified applicants to fill vacancies. Communication...

October 2012 Coach's Quiz

September 5, 2012    

We’ve given you six rules to comply with fair housing law when dealing with environmental concerns. 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...

Going Green: How to Ensure Fair Housing Compliance When Addressing Environmental Concerns

September 5, 2012    

This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews the fair housing implications of how owners and managers handle environmental concerns in the maintenance and upkeep of the community.

Rental housing providers are subject to various laws, health and safety codes, and other regulations that...

Meeting Disability-Related Needs of Individuals with Mobility Impairments

February 8, 2012    

This month, we're going to review the fair housing rules requiring communities to address the disability-related needs of individuals with mobility impairments.

Communities should expect increased demand to meet those requirements. Currently, veterans are returning from active duty in...

March 2012 Coach's Quiz

February 7, 2012    

We've given you seven rules on how to avoid discrimination claims by individuals with mobility impairments. 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...

How to Comply with Fair Housing Law When Dealing with a Hoarding Problem

November 7, 2011    

This month, we're going to discuss the fair housing implications of a significant problem: hoarding. Many of us collect or keep objects—perhaps more than we should—because they have sentimental value or we may “need them someday.” But compulsive hoarding is more than...

December 2011 Coach's Quiz

November 5, 2011    

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 have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following...

Answering Your Questions About Assistance Animals

August 7, 2011    

This month, we're going to discuss federal laws about when—and under what circumstances—communities must allow people to bring animals onto the property.

September 2011 Coach's Quiz

August 6, 2011    

We have given you the answers to the 12 most common questions about assistance animals 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 have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following...