Familial Status/Age

November 2016 Coach's Quiz

October 14, 2016    

We’ve given you six rules on how to avoid discrimination complaints based on familial status arising from your occupancy standards. 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.

Take a Fresh Look at Your Occupancy Standards

October 14, 2016    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on occupancy standards, an increasing concern for housing communities. Occupancy standards can be a problem because they can restrict the housing choices of families with children. As a general rule, fair housing law doesn’t...

August 2016 COACH's Quiz

July 21, 2016    

We’ve given you five rules for avoiding fair housing trouble when dealing with families with children. 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...

Play by the Rules When It Comes to Kids and Their Families

July 21, 2016    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews fair housing rules protecting children and their families from housing discrimination. The law bans discrimination based on familial status, so it’s unlawful to deny housing to people—or to treat them differently—because...

October 2013 Coach's Quiz

September 5, 2013    

We’ve suggested eight rules on how to avoid fair housing claims based on familial status. 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...

What NOT to Do When Dealing with Families with Children

September 5, 2013    

This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews fair housing protections based on familial status. The phrase “familial status” isn’t that common in everyday life, so it’s easy to get confused over exactly what it means and whom it covers.   

How to Comply with Fair Housing Law When Dealing with Older Applicants and Residents

August 9, 2012    

This month’s lesson reviews fair housing requirements with respect to older applicants and residents. Aging isn’t a protected characteristic under federal fair housing law, but there are many ways in which communities could face fair housing problems when dealing with older...

September 2012 Coach's Quiz

August 8, 2012    

COACH’S QUIZ

We’ve given you seven rules for complying with fair housing law when dealing with older applicants and residents. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH’s Quiz...

What's a Family? Complying with the Law in Light of Changing Family Structures

April 1, 2011    

This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews the law banning housing discrimination based on familial status. After disability and race, it's the third most common basis—amounting to about 20 percent—of all formal fair housing complaints, according to HUD's most recent...

April 2011 Coach's Quiz

March 31, 2011    

We have given you eight rules to help you avoid discrimination claims based on familial status. 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...

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 Discrimination Claims Based On Occupancy Standards

July 9, 2009    

This month, Fair Housing Coach focuses on a potential source of discrimination complaints based on familial status—your occupancy standards.

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