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Year in Review: Highlights from the 2019 Lessons

December 5, 2019    

In this Special Issue, the Coach wraps up 2019 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...

December 2019 Coach's Quiz

November 18, 2019    

We’ve suggested eight rules to follow for avoiding religious discrimination claims during the holiday season and all throughout the year. 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 to Avoid Religious Discrimination Claims During the Holidays

November 18, 2019    

In this lesson, Fair Housing Coach focuses on avoiding discrimination claims based on religion during the holidays—and all throughout the year.

You don’t have to be a “Grinch” to comply with fair housing law. The key is to celebrate the general festivity...

November 2019 Coach's Quiz

October 8, 2019    

We’ve given you six rules to comply with laws protecting veterans and military servicemembers. 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...

Complying with Laws Protecting Veterans & Military Servicemembers

October 8, 2019    

In the November lesson, the Coach marks Veterans Day by reviewing the federal, state, and local laws protecting military servicemembers, veterans, and their families from discrimination.

Federal fair housing law doesn’t ban discrimination based on military or veteran status...

October 2019 Coach's Quiz

September 5, 2019    

We’ve given you seven rules to follow to avoid problems during fair housing testing. 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 correct...

What You Should Know About Fair Housing Testing

September 5, 2019    

In this month’s lesson, we’re going to discuss fair housing testinga tool used by enforcement officials and private fair housing organizations to ferret out unlawful housing discrimination.

September 2019 Coach's Quiz

August 12, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve given you seven rules 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...

Fair Housing Boot Camp: Basic Training for New Hires

August 12, 2019    

This month, the Coach’s lesson offers fair housing basic training for anyone newly hired to work at your community. It’s simple to say that fair housing law bans housing discrimination, but there are pitfalls that sometimes lead even seasoned professionals into fair housing...

August 2019 Coach's Quiz

July 18, 2019    

In this lesson, we’ve given you eight rules to avoid fair housing trouble when handling requests for assistance animals. 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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Dog Days of Summer: How to Handle Requests for Assistance Animals

July 18, 2019    

This month, the Coach shepherds in the dog days of summer with a lesson on disability-related requests for assistance animals focusing on the most common type—dogs. The law generally allows communities to set their own pet policies, but housing providers must grant reasonable...

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.