Management Issues

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2020 Lessons

November 10, 2020    

This month, Fair Housing Coach wraps up 2020 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 our subscribers...

November 2020 Coach's Quiz

October 13, 2020    

We’ve suggested eight rules for complying with federal accessibility requirements. 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 following questions has only one...

Beware of 'Drive-By' Accessibility Testing

October 13, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach aims to raise your awareness about “drive-by” accessibility testing. Even if you’ve never heard of it, drive-by accessibility testing could uncover a potentially expensive source of liability lurking in plain sight at your...

October 2020 Coach's Quiz

September 10, 2020    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent developments, including new state laws banning discrimination based on source of income. 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.

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Legal Update: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

September 10, 2020    

Amid the coronavirus crisis and the gridlock in Washington, it’s hard to predict where we’re headed in this election year. Given the uncertainty about what’s going to happen on the national level, it seems like a good time to look at some recent major developments in fair...

September 2020 Coach's Quiz

August 7, 2020    

We’ve given you nine Dos & Don’ts for handling requests for reasonable accommodations. Now let’s look at how they might apply in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you’ve learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has...

Dos & Don'ts for Handling Reasonable Accommodation Requests

August 7, 2020    

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on reasonable accommodation requests by individuals with disabilities. Fair housing rules governing reasonable accommodation requests are often difficult to apply in the real world. The law requires communities to consider each...

July 2020 COACH's Quiz

June 9, 2020    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent court rulings involving disability-related reasonable accommodation and modification requests. 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.

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How Communities Successfully Defend Against Disability Discrimination Claims

June 9, 2020    

Three recent cases offer keys to avoiding complaints and court losses.

 

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach highlights recent court rulings to show how communities successfully defend themselves from disability discrimination claims in court. Though the law has been...

May 2020 Coach's Quiz

April 10, 2020    

We’ve given you 10 rules on how to avoid fair housing claims based on familial status. 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 following questions has only...

10 Dos & Don'ts for Dealing with Families with Children

April 10, 2020    

Complaints can arise from the way you advertise, show units, apply occupancy standards, and enforce community rules.

 

In this month’s lesson, the Coach looks at fair housing problems that can arise when dealing with families with children. Fair housing law...

How to Comply with HUD's New Guidance on Assistance Animals

March 6, 2020    

We'll explain HUD's five-part guide for assessing accommodation requests for assistance animals.