HUD has just issued new final rules and guidance on final rules which affect fair housing protections. These rules went into effect recently. These rules directly affect fair housing requirement s for owner and management agents. In this seminar, they will be explained in detail and guidance will be given in how these updates should be implemented in today’s fair housing environment considering disparate impact rulings from HUD.
Why Should You Attend:
HUD’s Final Rule implementing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2016. This Final Rule details the requirements for the HUD-covered programs and is effective Dec. 16, 2016. It is important to note that VAWA 2013 also covers the LIHTC and Rural Housing programs, but the Departments of Treasury and Agriculture have not issued their Final Rule for these programs to date. Many state agencies, however, have already incorporated VAWA 2013 compliance into their state requirements.
“The reality is that the vast majority of victims of domestic violence are women and children, and most outreach organizations take those demographics into consideration when providing services. However, we do recognize that though not the norm, there are men abused by their wives and violence does occur in same-sex relationships. The bottom line is, violence is violence no matter what gender the victim. Because of that, the Violence Against Women Act applies to all victims.” VAWA 2013 extends protection to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, regardless of gender.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
How does this affect landlord liability?
When are rules effective?
Do I have to change policies?
What do I need to provide?
HUD’s 102-page Final Rule requires that the Notice of Occupancy Rights and accompanying certification form be provided at the following times:
At admission to a covered program;
at rejection from a covered program;
within one year for all existing residents; and,
at time of notification of termination of tenancy or termination of assistance for all current residents.
Who Will Benefit:
Housing Authority Staff
Community Development employees
Paul Flogstad has been involved in the real estate industry for over 38 years, including sales, construction, project management, appraisal, property management, consulting, and training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, Paul provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
Paul specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies and seminars that he presents to property management companies, apartment associations, and the general public nationwide. As a consultant to the State of South Dakota, Paul developed a ground-breaking fair housing awareness program that makes use of an ombudsman concept, which has proven effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.
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