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The Dos & Don'ts of Conducting Criminal Background Checks

May 11, 2012    

This month’s lesson takes a look at a “hot topic” in fair housing circles: the use of criminal background checks in screening prospective residents.

Criminal Screening in HUD-Assisted and Public Housing Communities

May 8, 2012    

 

This issue of Fair Housing Coach focuses on conventional housing communities, but federal law imposes specific requirements with respect to screening and admissions based on criminal history in public and HUD-assisted housing communities. HUD Chief Shaun Donovan recently...

August 2011 Coach's Quiz

July 20, 2011    

We've reviewed the rules for complying with state and local fair housing laws. 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...

Complying With Laws Protecting Military Service Members And Veterans

March 10, 2010    

This month's lesson discusses federal, state, and local laws protecting military service members, veterans, and their families. In the context of fair housing, the laws in some states and municipalities specifically list military or veteran status as a protected characteristic, and some fair...

March 2010 Coach's Quiz

March 1, 2010    

We have given you six rules on how to comply with laws protecting military service members and veterans. 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...

Legal Update

March 1, 2010    

Laws Protecting Applicants & Residents Who Receive Housing Assistance

August 9, 2008    

This month's lesson discusses how to avoid discrimination based on source of income, a catchall phrase that generally refers to lawful sources of income, such as wages, alimony, and public assistance. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) does not ban discrimination based on source of income, but many...

August 2008 Coach's Quiz

July 31, 2008    

We have given you five rules on complying with fair houing law relating to source of income. 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...

Avoiding Discrimination Based on Marital Status

May 4, 2006    

This month, we're going to look at how to avoid discrimination based on prospects' or residents' marital status—that is, whether they're married, separated, single, widowed, or divorced.

May 2006 Coach's Quiz

April 30, 2006    

We've given you some rules to follow to help you avoid discrimination based on marital 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...