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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.

January 2019 Coach's Quiz

December 25, 2018    

We’ve given you seven rules to help you avoid fair housing trouble when dealing with individuals with mobility impairments. 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 Avoid Fair Housing Trouble When Dealing with Individuals with Mobility Impairments

December 25, 2018    

In this lesson, we’re going to review fair housing rules on dealing with individuals with mobility impairments. Federal fair housing law bans discrimination against people on the basis of disability, including a wide range of mobility impairments. People with mobility impairments who use...

Year in Review: Highlights from the 2018 Lessons

December 4, 2018    

In this Special Issue, the Coach wraps up 2018 with a review of this year’s lessons and related webinars. 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 and the webinars, all...

From the Courts: Recent Developments in Fair Housing Law

November 12, 2018    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews recent court rulings on fair housing law. In each case, we’ll review the events leading up to the dispute and how it landed in court. And we’ll explain the legal issues involved and how the court decided who should win, so that...

November 2018 Coach's Quiz

October 23, 2018    

QUESTION #1

A community may not be found liable for housing discrimination for applying occupancy standards limiting all units to two people per bedroom. True or false?

a.            True.

b...

Evaluate Your Occupancy Standards to Prevent Discrimination Claims

October 23, 2018     By Andrea Brescia

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach will take a careful look at occupancy standards, a topic that remains a source of concern for housing communities, and in recent years, has triggered a series of fair housing complaints. Occupancy standards remain a hot topic because, if...

October 2018 Coach's Quiz

September 24, 2018    

We’ve suggested eight rules for complying with fair housing 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.

How to Comply with Laws Banning Discrimination Based on Source of Income

September 24, 2018     By Carolyn Zezima

In this month’s lesson, Fair Housing Coach explains how to comply with fair housing laws banning discrimination based on source of income. The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) doesn’t prohibit discrimination based on source of income, but an increasing number of states and...

September 2018 Coach's Quiz

August 15, 2018    

We’ve given you five rules to follow to avoid fair housing problems when advertising online. Now let’s look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the ...