WEB041217 - Using the Fair Housing Act to Address Resident Needs Within Subsidized Housing
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Fair housing laws protect residents from discrimination in housing. Attend this workshop to learn to recognize possible signs of illegal housing discrimination. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).

 Export to Your Calendar 4/12/2017
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson
(614) 848-5958


Online registration is available until: 4/10/2017
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Webinar Registration by April 10, 2017: Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 training contact hours

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Fair housing laws protect residents from discrimination in housing.  Attend this workshop to learn to recognize possible signs of illegal housing discrimination. Participants will become familiar with the protections provided by the federal Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and how they can be tools for them in their roles as Service Coordinators in addressing resident needs.  Particular emphasis will be placed upon ways to utilize the law to help protect residents’ housing rights and better accommodate the housing needs of residents with disabilities.

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Family/Elderly), Property Managers/ QA.

Learning Objectives

1.      Identify protections afforded by the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

2.      Recognize possible fair housing complaints by residents

3.      Understand Management’s obligations to make reasonable accommodations and modifications for residents with disabilities

 

4.      Assist a resident with a disability in preparing and submitting a request for reasonable accommodation or modification

 

About the Presenter

Kris Keniray supervises The Housing Center’s program work including enforcement, education & outreach, research, and testing.  Kris represents The Housing Center in bringing administrative complaints at the federal, state, and local levels and works with the Executive Director and outside counsel on agency litigation.  She serves as the agency liaison to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Attorney General’s Office. Kris joined the staff of The Housing Center in April 2013 as Enforcement Coordinator and was appointed as the agency’s first Director of Enforcement in January 2014. She joined The Housing Center following seven years of service to Fair Housing Contact Service in Akron where she last served as Assistant Director. Before her work in the field of fair housing, Kris worked for Family Planning Services of Lorain County and volunteered for the Lorain County HIV/AIDS Task Force and the Lorain County Rape Crisis Program.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from Oberlin College. Kris serves on the Ohio Consolidated Plan Fair Housing Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Housing Committee for the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry’s Greater Cleveland Reentry Strategy Coalition.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s): 

Statutory Area:Federal Programs & Requirements