Familial Status/Age

Familial Status/Age

November 2018 Coach's Quiz

October 23, 2018    

QUESTION #1

A community may not be found liable for housing discrimination for applying occupancy standards limiting all units to two people per bedroom. True or false?

a.            True.

b...

Evaluate Your Occupancy Standards to Prevent Discrimination Claims

October 23, 2018     By Andrea Brescia

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach will take a careful look at occupancy standards, a topic that remains a source of concern for housing communities, and in recent years, has triggered a series of fair housing complaints. Occupancy standards remain a hot topic because, if...

August 2018 Coach's Quiz

July 26, 2018    

We’ve reviewed how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with each generation. 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...

Fair Housing for the Ages: Renting to Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone in Between

July 26, 2018    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing law may affect the way you attract and rent to people of different generations. Although federal fair housing law does not ban age discrimination, we’ll look at the ways that fair housing law protects people of...

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...