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July 2019 Coach's Quiz

June 24, 2019    

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

How Communities Fight—and Win—Disability Discrimination Claims in Court

June 24, 2019    

In this lesson, the Coach highlights several recent court decisions that show how communities can fight court battles to defend themselves against disability discrimination claims under fair housing law.

More than half of all fair housing complaints are for disability...

Test Your Knowledge of Fair Housing Law

June 6, 2019    

In this month’s Special Issue, the Coach gives you a chance to test your knowledge of fair housing law. The rules banning housing discrimination may seem straightforward, but the devil is in the details. Fair housing rules can be complicated, so the first step is to test your...

June 2019 Coach's Quiz

May 6, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve reviewed recent developments in three hot-button fair housing issues that may affect 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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Hot Topics in Fair Housing Law

May 6, 2019    

This month, the Coach takes a close look at three hot button fair housing issues that have been generating a lot of activity in the courts and federal enforcement agencies.

May 2019 Coach's Quiz

April 5, 2019    

We’ve given you 10 rules on how to resolve fair housing complaints. 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...

10 Key Steps for Resolving Fair Housing Complaints

April 5, 2019    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach discusses what to do if your community is ever accused of a fair housing violation. The stakes have never been higher as federal, state, and local fair housing agencies, along with private fair housing organizations, continue to vigorously enforce...

April 2019 Coach's Quiz

March 7, 2019    

We’ve given you nine rules on ensuring compliance with state and local fair housing laws. 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 correct...

Complying with State and Local Fair Housing Laws

March 7, 2019    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach surveys state and local fair housing laws. Usually, our focus is on federal law, but it’s necessary to look beyond federal law to comply with any applicable state and local law to avoid fair housing trouble.

Example: In June...

March 2019 Coach's Quiz

February 12, 2019    

We’ve given you seven rules on how to avoid fair housing trouble at senior housing communities. 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...

How to Comply with Fair Housing Law in Senior Communities

February 12, 2019    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews fair housing rules governing senior housing communities. Fair housing law generally prohibits discrimination based on familial status, but there’s a limited exception that applies to senior housing communities that...

Disability FAQs: Answering Your Questions About Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications

January 14, 2019    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach focuses on requests by individuals with disabilities for reasonable accommodations and modifications.