Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties
NAHB’s webinar, Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties, will address several emerging fair housing issues that directly impact property owners and managers under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, including tenant requests for assistance animals; DOJ’s continued enforcement against LIHTC developers for accessibility violations and HUD’s recently proposed revised disparate impact rules.
Reasonable accommodation claims are skyrocketing, driven primarily by claims by persons with psychiatric or emotional disabilities, including increasing requests for assistance animals. The NAHB webinar replay, Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties, will offer practical guidance on how to identify and address reasonable accommodation requests, including debunking some of the myths that lead managers to believe they can never say “no” to a request.
The webinar replay will also provide practical tips on how developers can implement measures in the design and construction process to help mitigate rising claims regarding accessible features for persons with disabilities in over 70 properties financed under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.
HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard was published on Aug. 19, 2019. The proposed rules appear to make it more challenging for plaintiffs, including fair housing groups, to establish disparate impact claims. The Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties webinar replay will cover how these proposed rules may curtail disparate impact claims including challenges to criminal background policies.
Participants in this webinar replay will:
- - Gain an understanding of Fair Housing Act reasonable accommodation, accessibility and disparate impact claims.
- - Understand how the latest guidance, case law and enforcement actions are shaping the fair housing landscape for LIHTC owners and managers.
- - Learn practical tips to evaluate reasonable accommodation requests; mitigate design and construction violations and implement policies that will not result in disparate impact liability.
Speaker: Scott P. Moore, Partner, Baird Holm LLP
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