Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act (AHA819A)

  • Product Format
  • Live Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Jo Becker
  • Conference Date
  • Add to my calendar Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 90 minutes

Understand What HUD Expects From You—and When You Can Deny a Request

Disability is broadly defined under the Fair Housing Act, and any resident or prospect can, at any time, make a disability-related request—for a policy accommodation or even a physical modification to your housing property. To avoid legal hot water, you must understand how you can (and cannot) respond to such requests.

In this instructive session, fair housing advocate Jo Becker outlines your rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act—and sets a clear path for addressing disability-related accommodation and modification requests.

Learn how to differentiate between an accommodation and a modification—and why the difference is critical. Find out how to handle the verification process and who can act as a verifier. And get clarity on the definition of a disability and the prevalence of conditions that qualify under the Fair Housing Act’s disability protections.  After attending this program, you’ll be well equipped to answer the next disability-related request that arrives in your inbox.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what this course will cover:

  • The definition of “disability”
  • The prevalence of conditions that qualify under the Fair Housing Act
  • The trio of disability protections
  • Key differences between accommodations and modifications
  • Fundamental principles under the federal Fair Housing Act
  • Residents’/prospects’ right to ask—how and when
  • Your obligations and your rights
  • What is “reasonable” and legal reasons for denying
  • What you should know about the verification process and who can verify

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit leasing and on-site managers, portfolio managers, resident services coordinators, community concierges, independent landlords, service techs, lead technicians, maintenance supervisors, homeowners’ association members, and community managers.

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.