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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.

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...