Race/Color/National Origin

Conducting Criminal Background Checks: Further FAQs & Follow-up

August 10, 2016    

In this Special Issue, we’re following up on the Coach’s June 2016 lesson on HUD’s new guidance on criminal background checks with highlights from our recent webinar.

At the webinar, our experts, fair housing attorney Kathelene Williams and Linda Richer, vice...

Q&A on HUD's New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks

May 6, 2016    

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach reviews HUD’s latest guidance on the use of criminal background screenings—and what it means for your community.

In April 2016, HUD released new guidance on how federal fair housing law applies to the use of criminal records in both...

June 2013 Coach's Quiz

May 6, 2013    

We’ve suggested seven rules for complying with fair housing law when dealing with members of ethnic and religious groups. 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...

Complying with Fair Housing Law in a Post-9/11 World

May 6, 2013    

In this month’s lesson, we’re going to discuss how to comply with fair housing rules in post-9/11 America. Though much has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, the recent bombings at this year’s Boston Marathon serve as a reminder that our nation remains vulnerable to terrorist...

August 2012 Coach's Quiz

July 18, 2012    

We’ve given you four rules for complying with fair housing law when dealing with immigrant groups. 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...

How to Ensure Fair Housing Compliance When Dealing with Recent Immigrants

July 18, 2012    

This month, we’re going to review how to ensure compliance with fair housing law when dealing with recent immigrants. It’s a hot button issue in light of the national debate over immigration reform.

How to Protect Your Community from Race Discrimination Claims

December 11, 2011    

This month, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, our lesson focuses on discrimination based on race—the bedrock of fair housing law. When the landmark legislation was enacted in 1968, Congress declared that ensuring fair housing throughout the United States was a national policy of the...

January 2012 Coach's Quiz

December 10, 2011    

We have given you four rules on how to protect your community from race discrimination 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.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only...

How To Prevent Fair Housing Trouble Based On National Origin

December 10, 2010    

This month, we are going to focus on preventing fair housing trouble based on national origin. According to the latest information available from HUD, national origin lags behind disability, race, and familial status as the basis for formal fair housing complaints. In fiscal year 2009, HUD...

Legal Update

December 1, 2010    

December 2010 Coach's Quiz

December 1, 2010    

We've given you five rules on how to avoid fair housing trouble based on national origin. 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...

What You Can and Can't Do When Checking Applicants' Immigration Status

January 3, 2008    

This month, we are going to update you on an important topic: screening applicants based on their citizenship and immigration status. Federal fair housing law hasn't changed in this area, but you need to know about a number of significant developments in the law on the state and local levels...

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