Fair Housing and Student Living

The Fair Housing Institute

Course Program

Student Housing

From big cities to small college towns, student housing is a rapidly growing industry throughout the country.  Just like all other housing, employees need to know what to watch out for or risk a fair housing violation. In this supplemental training course, we cover the unique fair housing challenges faced in the student housing industry such as service animals, marijuana usage, harassment, roommate matching, allergy accommodations, and much more.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Student housing definition and federal laws
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Marijuana usage
  • Emotional support and service animals
  • Illegal harassment
  • Roommate matching
  • Allergies and chemical sensitivities
  • Challenging behaviors

       And more!

 

Online Student Housing Training

There are unique components when it comes to student housing. Group living can create many types of challenges and the proper application of fair housing practices may not always be clear. Lack of training can lead to costly and time-consuming fair housing complaints. Proper training is imperative. Make sure your team understands how to navigate these delicate situations and apply best practices that will protect your company and improve your community.

  • Available Languages – English
  • $69.00/Course
  • Course Time: 40 minutes
  • 10 Question Certification Exam 
  • Certificate of Completion

Introduction
● Student housing definition and what it includes
● Federally protected categories
● Federal laws that affect student housing
Roommate matching
● Roommate questionnaires
● Roommate preferences
● Sexual orientation and gender identity
● Third party matching
Students with children
● Familial status
● Policies to address the issue
Illegal harassment
● Definitions
● Investigating the harassment claims
● Transfers
Assistance animals
● Falls under reasonable accommodation
● Verifying the need
● Signing agreements
Smoking and marijuana use
● Making smoking policies
● How to deal with states where marijuana is legalized
Allergies and chemical sensitivities
● Establishing the disability
● Dealing with multiple requests
● What is reasonable vs. unreasonable?
Challenging behaviors
● Addressing the issue
● When a student requests a reasonable accommodation
● Terminating the lease

FINAL EXAM

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