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Fair Housing: Understanding Reasonable Requests

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$59.00

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$ 99.00

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Course Description

Compliance with Fair Housing law requires accommodating “reasonable” requests from applicants or residents who are disabled (or in the wording of the Fair Housing Act, “handicapped”). What is reasonable and what is not? This course will focus on a variety of requests for accommodation that might not always seem reasonable, at least at first, as well as how to respond appropriately under applicable law. Join a panel of experts as they review how to handle requests for exotic assistance animals or multiple animals, balancing potentially conflicting disabilities (including allergy concerns), and requests for a variety of physical changes to an apartment or common areas, and to other aspects of a community in the context of the Fair Housing Act. This course will also explore recent trends in campus housing evaluation and response to requests for accommodation.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define a reasonable request and identify the guidelines for evaluation
  • List options when responding to requests for exotic animals, multiple animals, or for expensive modifications
  • Describe examples of potentially unreasonable requests, as well as strategies for responding
  • Identify best practices for addressing accommodation requests in both conventional and by-the-bed housing

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