Fair Housing Compliance & HUD Regulations: Virtual Boot Camp (2018)(VRTAHAN18)

Presented by: Paul Flogstad
Duration: 240 Minutes

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Find Simple Solutions to Your Complex Fair Housing Requirements

In the public housing sphere, even the most ordinary, everyday tenant issues can land you in serious legal trouble. And if you don’t respond properly, Fair Housing Act violations can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, including claims for compensatory damages and attorney fees. Therefore, it behooves all property owners, managers, maintenance staff, and even leasing agents to learn all there is to know about fair housing to stay compliant and avoid costly penalties.

Join nationally recognized fair housing expert Paul Flogstad in this power-packed Virtual Boot Camp where he will cover the rules, regulations, and penalties in detail – including affordable housing compliance, especially with respect to multifamily properties. Flogstad will discuss all facets of fair housing and how it impacts you. And instead of sharing textbook answers and discussing generic ideas, Flogstad will walk you through real-life case studies that show you how to prepare your own practical solutions to the housing industry's most challenging issues.

How this Boot Camp Will Benefit You

Attending this boot camp will not only sensitize you to everyday tenant issues that can land you in serious legal trouble for Fair Housing Act violations, but also equip you with the best tools and strategies to formulate effective solutions to combat these issues. Most importantly, this boot camp will help you foresee better, thereby allowing you to nip the issues in the bud.

Session Details
Session-1: Rules, Regulations and Penalties Involved In Fair Housing Compliance
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Duration: 120 minutes

Session Highlights

  • Protected classes
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Disabilities
  • Assistance animals
  • Fair housing for maintenance staff
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Updated rulings from HUD on:
    1. Criminal background checks
    2. Harassment
    3. VAWA – Violence Against Women Act
    4. Disparate impact
    5. Smoking in HUD subsidized properties
    6. LEP – Limited English Proficiency
Q/A Session: 15 minutes (2:00 PM – 2:15 PM)
Session-2: Affordable Housing Compliance, Especially In Multifamily Properties
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM | Duration: 90 minutes

Session Highlights

This session will teach you how to:

  • Develop a maintenance plan for multifamily properties
  • Prepare for HUD and LIHTC audits and REAC inspections
  • Comply with bed bugs and minimum property standards
  • Conduct a successful tenant interview (including resident retention)
  • Benefit from useful tips provided in this session
Q/A Session: 15 minutes (3:45 PM – 4:00 PM)
Who Will Benefit
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Leasing agents
  • Maintenance staff
  • Realtors
  • Housing authority staff
  • Community development staff
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About Our Speaker(s)
Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, property management and property management consulting/training.

Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.

He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public nationwide. Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a fair housing awareness program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves a three pronged approach to fair housing awareness. This approach makes use of an ombudsman concept and has proven to be very effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.

For over twenty years he was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs.

He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.

Paul was previously Vice President of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, Vice Chairman of the Minnehaha County Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Chairman of the Sioux Falls Property Appeals Board. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association.

Paul just authored a book which was released in January of 2015. It is titled: “Fair Housing: What Everyone Should Know”. This is a comprehensive book about the fair housing written with a property manager’s perspective and with real world examples.

Paul enjoys working with people and helping them be the best they can be.

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