Fair Housing Basics for Condo & HOA Communities (AHA219C)

  • Product Format
  • Live Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Jo Becker
  • Conference Date
  • Add to my calendar Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 90 minutes

Master the Fair Housing Basics Now to Avoid Legal Trouble Later

The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) applies to all housing, including the planned community or homeowners association (HOA) that you live in or manage! So whether you are a professional community manager or an owner serving on the board of directors, you are liable for knowing and following fair housing laws—both personally and collectively. Otherwise, you can get into legal trouble.

Avoid falling into any legal trap by learning what fair housing is—and what it isn’t—in this informative webinar by industry expert Jo Becker. Becker will discuss each of the 7 federally protected classes (race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability)—including stories and case law examples relevant to HOAs and other planned communities. She will explain the importance of familiarizing yourself with local and state protections.

Becker will also discuss hot topics, cautionary tales, and best practice recommendations on fair housing issues relating to: neighbor-on-neighbor harassment; families with children and occupancy standards; reasonable accommodations and modifications for individuals with disabilities; and designated senior housing qualifications.

After attending this webinar, you will know the basics of what fair housing is (and what it isn’t), and what you can do to avoid legal jeopardy.

Session Highlights

This webinar will bring you up to speed with:

  • The Fair Housing Act (FHA)
  • FHA’s 7 federally protected classes:
    • Race
    • Color
    • National origin
    • Religion
    • Gender
    • Familial status
    • Disability
  • When neighbor-on-neighbor harassment becomes a fair housing issue
  • Fair housing issues related to families with children and occupancy standards
  • Reasonable accommodations and modifications for individuals with disabilities
  • Designated senior housing qualifications, a specific and narrow exemption to federal familial status protections
  • Stories and case law examples relevant to HOAs and other planned communities

Who Should Attend

  • Homeowners association board members
  • Professional community managers
  • Members of cooperatives and other planned communities
  • Community concierges (in high-end housing communities)

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.


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About the Presenter(s)

Jo Becker Jo Becker is a realtor-turned-fair housing advocate. She was a licensed housing provider for 8 years before working for a statewide fair housing nonprofit for 10 years where she has trained over 10,000 individuals, to consistently rave reviews. Her focus is on training housing providers including property managers, maintenance and service technicians, and private landlords.

Jo has also studied emergency preparedness and disaster response with a focus on animals since 2005. Today her career consists of an unexpected alchemy of public speaking and writing on topics that blend lifelong passions and multiple career experiences. Regardless of topic or audience, Jo's aim is to inform, empower, and inspire with historical and relatable context, understandable concepts, and bottom-line considerations.