Disability

Addressing Medical Marijuana Use at Your Community

October 7, 2013    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach reviews the ongoing debate over medical marijuana—and how it may affect your community. Now that it’s lawful in many states, you may be wondering about whether you must allow use of medical marijuana at your community.

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August 2013 Coach's Quiz

July 22, 2013    

We’ve suggested seven rules for complying with fair housing 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...

Complying with Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements

July 22, 2013    

This month’s lesson addresses fair housing accessibility requirements. Compliance can get complicated because of the number and complexity of federal, state, and local laws and codes that address accessibility in various settings.

     To keep it simple, we...

Addressing Fair Housing Concerns Involving Mental Disabilities

April 12, 2013    

In this month’s lesson, we’re going to address fair housing concerns when dealing with individuals with mental or emotional disabilities.

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...