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Accessibility, Reasonable Modifications and/or Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act
Are you familiar with the accessibility, reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification requirements at your property? We will discuss the requirements you must follow when it comes to offering reasonable accommodations to rules, policies, practices, or services for persons with disabilities, including what to do during the Interactive Process.
We will also cover:
- What is a reasonable accommodation, is it reasonable and when is it necessary?
- Who is considered a person with a disability under the Disability under the fair housing act?
- Who pays for the accommodation or modification?
- When is an animal considered a pet vs. an assistive animal?
- Should I accept a doctor’s letter for a companion animal if it was purchased from an on-line doctor?
- What can I do about a companion animal that threatens to bite another resident?
- How do I handle a resident who is threatening to hit one of my staff?
- May I still refuse to accept a section 8 voucher?
- Is it still okay to non-renew someone without giving them notice of lease a violation?
- Can I evict someone arrested for domestic violence?
- Do I have to reserve a handicapped spot for someone with a disability?
- The latest case law involving accessibility modifications and assistive animals
- The latest Industry and FHEO Updates
Instructor: Heather Staggs
Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs): Is your property ready for an MOR? During this presentation SHCC will discuss the MOR process from start to finish, including how to prepare for an MOR, getting your documentation and policies in order, and what to expect the day of the site visit. It will also include the most common Findings that SHCC is identifying, as well as leasing and occupancy hot topics such as HUD’s new VAWA requirements and the Streamlining Final Rule. Presentation materials will include the actual checklists SHCC uses to assess your critical leasing and occupancy documents, for example your Application, Tenant Selection Plan, and EIV Policies and Procedures.