How to Face Your Fair Housing Fears and Everyday Dilemmas

March 7, 2018    
Are you confident when it comes to fair housing? Or are you worried about falling short and inadvertently triggering a discrimination claim? It’s bad enough when seemingly small missteps cause problems, but it’s even worse when those problems escalate into costly lawsuits.

Fair Housing in Action: How Fair Housing Rules Work in the Real World

February 12, 2018    
In this lesson, we’ll show how fair housing rules play out in the real world by taking a close look at real disputes resolved through the court system in the last year. The people and particular circumstances of the cases may be unique, but they shed light on what you should—or shouldn...

How to Protect Your Community from Disability Discrimination Claims

January 12, 2018    
This month, we’re going to review fair housing rules banning disability discrimination. Understanding these rules—and applying them properly—is key to protecting your community from fair housing trouble.

Make 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Avoid Fair Housing Trouble in 2018

December 18, 2017    
It’s New Year’s, a natural time to look back at the past year and think about the things we’d like to do differently in the upcoming year, such as losing weight, hitting the gym, or getting organized. Whatever your personal goals, turning the page on the calendar also makes it a...

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2017 Lessons

December 5, 2017    
In this Special Issue, the Coach wraps up 2017 with a review of this year’s lessons. Keep it handy—it’s a quick refresher on top fair housing concerns we covered this year. It’s also a helpful index to the full lessons, all of which are available to review or download from...

Rules Are Made to Be Broken: How One-Size-Fits-All Policies Can Lead to Fair Housing Trouble

November 9, 2017    
This month, the Coach tackles a fair housing myth: You have to treat everyone the same to comply with fair housing law. It’s a common belief, but it’s not as simple as that. The law requires that you give everyone an equal opportunity to live at your community—not that you treat...

Takeaway Lessons from Recent Court Rulings on Fair Housing Law

October 6, 2017    
In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews recent court rulings on fair housing law. In each case, we review the events leading up to the dispute and how it landed in court. Then, we explain the legal issues involved, what the court decided and why, and highlight the takeaway lessons that you...

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.

The Dog Issue: Busting Common Myths About Assistance Animals

August 14, 2017    
This month, the Coach reviews an increasingly common source of fair housing trouble: requests for assistance animals. There’s a lot of confusion over assistance animals, which can go by many names—service animals, therapy animals, companion animals, emotional support animals—and...

How to Abide by Fair Housing Law When Dealing with Environmental Concerns

July 27, 2017    
This month, the Coach reviews how fair housing laws may affect how you handle environmental concerns in the upkeep of your community.