Webinar Registration by April 1, 2020: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 Training Contact Hours
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern). **Recorded Version - Throwback Thursday**
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 (elderly/family), property managers/ QA
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 Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research’s program work, including enforcement, education & outreach, research, and testing. Kris represents the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research 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 Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research in April 2013 as Enforcement Coordinator and was appointed as the agency’s first Director of Enforcement in January 2014. She joined the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research 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 Requirement Area(s):
Required Ongoing: Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations