Fair Housing Compliance Virtual Bootcamp 2017

Navigate and Comply with the Complex Regulatory Framework of Fair Housing Requirements with Industry Expert Paul Flogstad

Overview

Fair housing includes the provision of reasonable accommodation and modification, a nondiscriminatory application and screening process, and a nondiscriminatory living environment, as well as compliance with the recently reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which applies to all victims of domestic abuse. Apart from these responsibilities, providers of affordable housing, such as property managers, owners and staff, are obliged to comply with regulations that address everything from nondiscrimination in housing to bed bug elimination and prevention, and the provision of designated non-smoking areas on properties. As a result, fair housing regulations can be complex, and noncompliance uncovered during U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections can lead to large penalties.

Property owners, managers and maintenance staff at affordable housing properties are responsible for understanding and complying with HUD and Title VIII guidelines and requirements. This boot camp with industry expert Paul Flogstad will help you ensure compliance with fair housing regulations in four high-powered sessions over the course of two days.

Why You Should Attend

Property owners and managers will get a real-world perspective on effective fair housing solutions instead of textbook answers and generic ideas. With almost four decades of experience in real estate and fair housing, industry veteran Paul Flogstad will share actual experiences to enhance your knowledge and learning. The ultimate goal of Paul's popular boot camp is to help you achieve fair housing compliance and avoid penalties from HUD.

Who Should Attend

Property managers, Property owners, Maintenance staff, Leasing consultants, Housing authority staff, Auditors, Attorneys, Law enforcement, Tenant associations, Condo association board of directors members.

Paul Flogstad

Paul Flogstad 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.. ...read more.

Rules, Regulations and Penalties Involved in Fair Housing Compliance
  • Basic fair housing for owners, managers and the public
  • Fair housing for maintenance staff
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Assistance animals
  • Examples of recent cases
  • Latest rulings from HUD concerning:
    1. VAWA
    2. Criminal background checks
    3. Limited English proficiency
    4. Harassment
    5. Non-smoking
Affordable Housing Compliance, Especially in Multifamily Properties
  • Developing a maintenance plan for multifamily properties
  • Preparing for HUD and LIHTC audits
  • Preparing for REAC inspections
  • How to turn troubled properties around
  • Bed bugs regulations and compliance
  • Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)
  • Conducting a successful tenant interview
  • Resident retention
  • HUD Minimum Property Standards (MPS)
  • 60 tips for property managers