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September 2017 Coach's Quiz

August 14, 2017    

We’ve busted seven myths to help you comply with fair housing rules governing assistance animals. Now let’s look at how the myths could lead to fair housing problems in the real world. Take the Coach’s Quiz to see what you have learned.

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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...

August 2017 Coach's Quiz

July 27, 2017    

We’ve given you five rules on how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with environmental concerns 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.

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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.

Summer 2017 Special Issue Coach's Quiz

July 12, 2017    

We’ve given you seven strategies to help your community make a good first impression. 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...

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

July 12, 2017    

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, as the saying goes. It means that you should always put your best foot forward whenever you meet someone new: It takes only a few seconds for a stranger to size us up based on outward appearances—and snap judgments based on negative...

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...