A lot of reasonable accommodation complaints are filed every year in the rental housing industry and the latest trend depicts that most of those complaints are concerning service and companion animals. Therefore, it is essential for you to stay compliant and properly serve the needs of your disabled tenants and should have proper answers to some of the essential and basic questions – can you charge a pet fee for a companion animal? Do you need to verify the disability? What steps you can take if a service animal destroys a unit? Is there any differences between companion animals and service animals?
Join this session where expert speaker Andrea Champine will give you the necessary tools and answers which you require to make sure that your practices and policies are specifically in compliance with the fair housing requirements.
Andrea will analyse the crucial requirements for staying in compliance with reasonable accommodation requests related to companion and service animals. Get solutions to reasonable accommodation questions and avoid common pitfalls-with crucial insights from regulation language, reference documents, field tips and from case studies.
Who should attend?
ANDREA CHAMPINE has 24 year's experience in the affordable housing industry-15 of which she spent working for a privately owned management company and 9 years for a city housing agency in the State of Michigan. For many years she was Director of Compliance for HUD, LIHTC, USDA - RD515, HOME, Housing Choice Voucher and ... More info