Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests: How to Tell the Difference

July 10, 2018    
In this Special Issue of Fair Housing Coach, we’re presenting highlights from the Coach’s June 2018 webinar on handling reasonable accommodation requests.

Legal Update: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

June 8, 2018    
This month, Fair Housing Coach reviews recent developments—court rulings, settlements, and enforcement agency actions—in fair housing law. Staying on top of developments may help you to avoid common problems that so often lead to fair housing trouble and resolve minor grievances before...

Facing Your Fair Housing Fears & Everyday Dilemmas: Further FAQs & Follow-up

May 4, 2018    
In this lesson, we’re following up on the Coach’s April 2018 lesson on facing your fair housing fears and everyday dilemmas. For that lesson—and a related webinar presentation—we turned to veteran fair housing expert, Anne Sadovsky, who has logged millions of miles traveling...

Fair Housing at 50: Emerging Trends That Could Affect Your Community

April 10, 2018    
This month, the Coach takes a look at emerging trends that have the potential to significantly change the legal landscape in fair housing law. With the help of our fair housing experts, Doug Chasick and Kathelene Williams, we’ll highlight these trends, explaining what’s happening and...

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...