About The Event
The United States Supreme Court issued a long awaited fair housing discrimination ruling. We will examine in detail all facets of this ruling and what it means under fair housing guidelines.
HUD released a guidance letter regarding blanket criminal background checks. This is basically and types of disparate impact that affects those with criminal backgrounds. Under this guidance letter, we will examine the changes in policies and procedures of multifamily properties as to how to implement this guidance.
To understand the disparate impact one must first understand the basics of fair housing. The basics will be covered in detail.
This webinar will explore the basics of fair housing, disparate impact, and the new HUD ruling. There are going to be many changes coming because of this new guidance and after this webinar, we will understand the implications of all of these rulings and guidance.
- Definition of Disparate Impact
- What is “Adverse Impact”
- How does this affect the protected classes
- How does this ruling affect development activities going forward
- Understanding the new HUD guidance letter and the impacts it will have on property owners and managers when it comes to applicants applying to your property who have a criminal or felony background, especially when you have a blanket policy of not allowing anyone with a criminal background.
- How the ruling affects certain protected and non- protected classes.
- What is the difference between arrests and convictions and how does that pertain to the guidance letter.
Who Will Benefit:
- Property Managers
- Property owners
- Leasing Consultants
- Housing Authority Staff
- Compliance Staff
Industries: Construction & Housing, Affordable Housing
Subjects: Fair Housing
Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, property management and property management consulting/training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public nationwide. Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a fair housing awareness program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves a three pronged approach to fair housing awareness. This approach makes use of an ombudsman concept and has proven to be very effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.
For over twenty years he was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs.
He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.
Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.
Paul just authored a book which was released in January of 2015. It is titled: “Fair Housing: What Everyone Should Know”. This is a comprehensive book about the fair housing written with a property manager’s perspective and with real world examples. It is a great resource for anyone.
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