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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 ...

How to Avoid Discrimination Claims When Advertising Online

August 15, 2018    

In this lesson, we’re going to review the fair housing rules as they apply to advertising your community, most of which is probably done online now. Although communities still run print ads in newspapers and apartment guides and on billboards, a large part of their marketing effort is...

August 2018 Coach's Quiz

July 26, 2018    

We’ve reviewed how to comply with fair housing law when dealing with each generation. 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...

Fair Housing for the Ages: Renting to Millennials, Boomers, and Everyone in Between

July 26, 2018    

In this month’s lesson, the Coach reviews how fair housing law may affect the way you attract and rent to people of different generations. Although federal fair housing law does not ban age discrimination, we’ll look at the ways that fair housing law protects people of...

Summer 2018 Special Issue Coach's Quiz

July 10, 2018    

We’ve given you four rules about how to avoid fair housing trouble when handling reasonable accommodation requests. 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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Reasonable vs. Unreasonable Accommodation Requests: How to Tell the Difference

July 10, 2018    

In this Special Issue of Fair Housing Coach, we’re presenting highlights from the Coach’s June 2018 webinar on handling reasonable accommodation requests.