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May 2018
Reasonable Accommodations/VAWA Update/Service Programs on a Shoestring  
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - All Day

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9:00 – 11:30

  • Fair Housing: Letter and Spirit: An inspirational look back (you don’t want to miss this!)
  • Reasonable Accommodation
    • Live-in aids, assistance animals, assigned parking . . .Fair Housing laws require owners/managers of rental housing to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  What is reasonable? What is necessary? When and how do you verify that the accommodation is related to the disability?  What are the limitations on the Owner/Manager responsibility to provide the accommodation? What do you do when lease violations persist or result from the accommodation?  Get the answers to these and other questions by reviewing the applicable laws and applying them to real-world examples and solutions.

12:30 – 3:30

  • Complying with VAWA – an Update

    • Are you up to speed with HUD’s “Additional Guidance” issued June 30, 2017 on the Final Rule for the Violence against Women Act? The additional guidance included significant changes to the transfer plan requirements and gave real-world examples of how HUD thinks it should work.Plus VAWA now applies to all HUD, Rural Development, and IRS Section 42 (tax credit) housing developments. This session will cut through the legal jargon and show managers how to comply. 
  • Service Programs on a Shoestring
    •  Not everyone is lucky enough to have professional service coordinator on staff. Nor can all properties afford to hire an outside service contractor to coordinate their activities. Tax credit properties come with a requirement for programs to enrich the quality of life of residents but   generally have limited funds to do so. This class is popular with both service coordinators and   property management staff.  A bonus take-away for attendees is access to Gwen’s ever-growing “Best Ideas List” of more than 500 fabulous low-cost/no-cost programs and activities that have been effectively implemented by properties across the country.  Come prepared to learn and share. You too can do quality programs on a shoestring!