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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...

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...

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...

March 2017 Coach's Quiz

February 8, 2017    

We’ve pointed out the seven biggest mistakes that lead to fair housing trouble when asking for disability-related information. 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.

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Avoid the 7 Biggest Mistakes When Verifying Disability

February 8, 2017    

This month, the Coach focuses on the rules limiting when and how you can ask for disability-related information. It can come up anytime an applicant or resident requests a reasonable accommodation. It’s a particularly big issue when dealing with requests for emotional support...

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...