The HUD’s objective is to promote non-discrimination and ensure equal fair housing opportunities for everyone. In the continuing process of providing activities and services in a manner which is not discriminatory and to positively make inroads into fair housing, the HUD is empowered by law to enforce and implement a wide range of civil rights laws, not just for the public who are looking for fair housing, but also for funded grant recipients as well.
HUD is also responsible for ensuring the successful operation of specific enforcement of housing programs. A firm commitment to positively further fair practices is not the only one guiding principles of HUD, it is the need for participating in HUD’s different community and housing development programs.
The Fair Housing Act specifies that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall administer programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner that affirmatively furthers the policies outlined in section 808 (e) 5. One of the ways that HUD carries out these requirements is to require the Affirmative Fair Housing Plan be submitted and approved by ownership/management agent and that it clearly identifies the marketing strategies and steps that will be taken to market available housing to persons less likely to apply for housing in a metropolitan statistical area.
Creating an approval-ready Affirmative Fair Housing Plan is a challenge—and in some cases a complete mystery. It can be difficult to know what information to include, where to find statistical data for your market demographics, and how to identify who is less likely to apply for residency in your community.
In this program, expert speaker Elaine Simpson will outline how to create a plan that will not only be approved but that can also be implemented effectively at the site level. Elaine will review HUD’s requirements and identify the sources for the various pieces of information necessary to complete and confidently submit your plan for approval.
Additionally, Elaine will assist you in completing a sample Affirmative Fair Housing Plan application, which can be used as a template or guide when submitting a new plan or updating a plan due to changes or as required by HUD
In this program, Ms. Simpson will discuss the following questions, among others:
Who Should Attend
Elaine Simpson has been employed in the housing industry since 1986. Starting on site as a leasing agent, she moved up, working as assistant manager, site manager, executive director and finally senior regional manager with communities in several states and portfolios containing more than 1400 units. Ms. Simpso... More info