Reasonable Accommodation [2016 Edition] (AHA361G)

  • Product Format
  • Pre Recorded Audio Conference
  • Presenter(s)
  • Paul Flogstad
  • Conference Date
     
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
     
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Avoid HUD's Fair Housing Violations By Handling Reasonable Accommodation Requests Compliantly

Reasonable accommodation is one of fair housing's most important topics and accounted for over 50% of the fair housing complaints to HUD in the past year. Reasonable accommodations can be requested at any point, during the application process, during tenancy and even during an eviction. Improperly handling a reasonable accommodation request, can lead property owners to be charged by HUD for a fair housing violation.

The costs and penalties incurred due to the complaint are also high. It is important to learn the correct procedure to ask for, review and implement this important action. Reasonable accommodations are requested because of a disability of either physical or mental nature. It is important that one understands the definition of disability and when it comes into play to allow a disabled person to enjoy the same quality of life as a non-disabled individual.

This session with expert speaker Paul Flogstad will give you the guidance necessary to avoid HUD fair housing violations. Based on real-world scenarios, this session will provide you with practical examples and solutions rather than textbook answers that may not work. Paul will use his experience and will share his actual experiences to enhance your learning. This session will provide you with the ability to make a correct decision when faced with a reasonable accommodation request.

Session Highlights

  • Understand fair housing issues and how they impact your property
  • What's the real definition of reasonable accommodation
  • Understanding what is "reasonable" and the need for accommodations
  • What's the real definition of disability
  • Understand the fair housing laws about accommodations
  • Difference between an accommodation and modification
  • Understanding of companion animal/ service animal issues
  • Know the timeframe for requesting and granting of accommodations
  • What properties fall under fair housing/ accommodation laws

Who should attend?

  • Property Managers
  • Property owners
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Realtors
  • HR Professionals related to Housing Industry
 

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About the Presenter(s)

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.

Paul enjoys working with people and helping them be the best they can be.