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July 2017 Coach's Quiz

June 12, 2017    

We’ve given you five rules on how to avoid sex 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...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (Discrimination) … But Were Afraid to Ask

June 12, 2017    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews fair housing rules banning discrimination based on sex. While the basic rules prevent you from giving preferential treatment to either men or women because of their gender, the law has evolved to outlaw a broad range of discriminatory...

Here's Why You Should Be Careful with Reasonable Accommodation Requests

May 12, 2017    

In this lesson, the focus is on disability discrimination, the leading cause of fair housing complaints filed each year. The reasons vary, but many stem from disputes over requests for reasonable accommodations—that is, exceptions to the community’s usual rules or policies—for...

April 2017 Coach's Quiz

March 9, 2017    

We’ve given you seven rules on how to comply with fair housing law. 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...

Fair Housing 101: How to Comply with Fair Housing Law

March 9, 2017    

In honor of Fair Housing Month, the Coach is getting back to basics with an overview of fair housing law. There’s a lot going on in Washington, with many anticipating changes on the horizon for fair housing regulatory requirements adopted in the waning days of the previous...

February 2017 Coach's Quiz

January 12, 2017    

We have reviewed some recent court cases to show how communities have fared in defending themselves from fair housing claims. Now you can take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you have learned.

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

From the Courts: Lessons Learned on Fair Housing Law

January 12, 2017    

For this month’s lesson, the Coach gathered recent court decisions on fair housing law. Keeping abreast of what’s happening in the courts can help you learn from the experiences of other communities to better prevent—or respond—to fair housing complaints. ...

January 2017 Coach's Quiz

December 20, 2016    

We’ve given you six rules on how to comply with fair housing laws when handling smoking at your community. 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...

How to Ensure Fair Housing Compliance When Considering a Smoke-Free Policy

December 20, 2016    

In this lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing rules may affect your ability to regulate smoking at your community. There has been a trend toward smoke-free housing policies, which recently got a big boost when HUD ordered all public housing agencies to go smoke-free by 2018. The...

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2016 Lessons

December 6, 2016    

In this Special Issue, the Coach wraps up 2016 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...

Fair Housing Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Fair Housing Law

November 7, 2016    

This month, the Coach offers a fair housing quiz designed to help you test your knowledge of fair housing law. The rules forbidding housing discrimination can get complicated, so it’s important that everyone working at your community understands fair housing—and knows how to...

November 2016 Coach's Quiz

October 14, 2016    

We’ve given you six rules on how to avoid discrimination complaints based on familial status arising from your occupancy standards. 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.