Race/Color/National Origin

July 2021 Coach's Quiz

June 15, 2021    

Okay, now it’s your turn. We’ve explained the nine rules to follow to manage the risk of liability for LEP discrimination. Let’s see how well you’ve learned the lesson. Take the Coach’s Quiz below to see if you can apply the rules to real-life situations....

How to Avoid Discriminating Against People with Limited English Proficiency

June 15, 2021    

More than 25 million people in the U.S. have limited ability to speak, understand, write, and read the English language. That’s about 9 percent of the national population. Sadly, people in this “limited English proficiency” (LEP) group frequently get doors slammed in their...

August 2020 Coach's Quiz

July 13, 2020    

 

We’ve given you six rules on how to fulfill your obligation to prevent race discrimination. 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.

How to Fulfill Your Duty to Prevent Race Discrimination

July 13, 2020    

Recent protests against racial inequities in policing have drawn attention to racism elsewhere, including in housing.

 

In this month’s lesson, the Coach focuses on fulfilling your obligation to comply with fair housing rules banning discrimination based on...

October 2017 Coach's Quiz

September 8, 2017    

We’ve given you seven rules on how to prevent fair housing claims based on race or color. 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 Prevent Housing Discrimination Claims Based on Race or Color

September 8, 2017    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach focuses on the rules banning housing discrimination based on race and color.

May 2017 Coach's Quiz

April 5, 2017    

We’ve given you seven rules on how to avoid fair housing trouble when dealing with immigrants and noncitizens. 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...

Avoiding Legal Trouble When Renting to Immigrants and Noncitizens

April 5, 2017    

This month, we’re going to focus on avoiding fair housing trouble when dealing with immigrants and noncitizens. The national debate over immigration reform has been raging for many years now, but it’s taken on a new—and more politically divisive—tone since last fall...

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...