Disability

Disability

Separating Fact From Fiction: Clearing Up Misconceptions About Reasonable Accommodation Requests

March 10, 2011    

This month Fair Housing Coach focuses on reasonable accommodation requests by individuals with disabilities. It can be a confusing topic, so we're going to go over the fair housing rules and dispel common misconceptions about how to handle these requests properly.

March 2011 Coach's Quiz

March 1, 2011    

We have discussed the 10 most common myths about how to recognize and handle requests for reasonable accommodations. Now let's look at how the myths could lead to fair housing problems in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

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"When I'm 64": Fair Housing Law And The Baby Boom Generation

July 9, 2010    

The 1967 Beatles song “When I'm 64” was written by Paul McCartney—some say when he was only 16 years old. No doubt 64 seemed old to the teenaged songwriter, but millions of “baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—probably would disagree, as the...

July 2010 Coach's Quiz

June 30, 2010    

We have given you five rules to help you avoid fair housing problems involving baby boomers. 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 has only one...

When To Make Exceptions To Community Policies And Procedures

May 9, 2010    

When it comes to fair housing compliance, the watchword is consistency. In most cases, consistency in how you treat everyone—starting from anyone who calls or visits your community to applicants, residents, and their guests—is the best way to ward off claims of discrimination based...

May 2010 Coach's Quiz

April 30, 2010    

We have given you eight rules on when it's appropriate to make exceptions to community rules and policies under fair housing claims. 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 Handle Requests For Assistance Animals

November 10, 2009    

This month's issue of Fair Housing Coach focuses on how to handle requests for assistance animals. Although communities generally are free to set rules restricting the presence or type of animals allowed on their property, fair housing law may require you to make an exception to those...

November 2009 Coach's Quiz

October 31, 2009    

We have given you five rules on 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 questions has only one correct answer. On...

Complying With Fair Housing Law In The Management Of Common Areas And Amenities

September 9, 2009    

This month, we are going to look at fair housing compliance related to the operation and management of the leasing office, common areas, and amenities, such as pools and fitness centers, within your community.

September 2009 Coach's Quiz

August 31, 2009    

We have given you six rules on complying with fair housing law in the management of your common areas and amenities. 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...

Preventing Claims From Individuals With Nonobvious Disabilities

August 9, 2009    

This month, we are going to review the fair housing rules as they pertain to disabilities that may not be obvious or apparent. The law prohibits communities from excluding or otherwise discriminating against individuals with disabilities. It also imposes duties on communities to provide...