Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act
About this seminar
Is your HOA or condo board seeing more and more requests for exceptions to your pet rules? What about requests for specific parking spots or deviations from your architectural rules? Afraid saying no to any request will trigger a costly and stressful discrimination complaint against your HOA?
Take charge of the process for handling requests for accommodations!
Join us for an in-depth webinar on February 23 led by two experts in HOAs, condominiums, and fair housing challenges—a Florida lawyer and a Minnesota lawyer who've represented community associations and handled fair housing issues for a combined total of over 28 years.
You'll get an easy-to-understand explanation of how fair housing laws apply to your day-to-day HOA operations along with a road map you and your fellow board members can begin following immediately to make responding to reasonable accommodation requests consistent, fair, and low-risk.
- The most important things you need to know about fair housing laws, including the groups of people who are protected by them
- The most common types of fair housing law challenges HOA boards face and the latest trends in fair housing issues for HOAs
- What is a reasonable accommodation, how the need for an accommodation is established, including the information you can request of owners
- How to create HOA policies and procedures to consistently and fairly respond to owners' requests for an accommodation
- Recent court cases that could dramatically affect how condos and HOAs handle requests for an accommodation
- Key components of reasonable accommodation policies and procedures, including important language boards often forget to add, and new provisions boards have added in recent years that could protect your association
- The most important factors to consider when deciding whether to grant a request for an accommodation … and the most common mistakes boards make in that decision-making process
- And much more!
In just 60 minutes, you'll gain practical, useful tools you can immediately use to smartly manage one of the most challenging issues condos and HOAs face today. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.
Phaedra J. Howard specializes in real estate, real estate litigation and appeals, creditor remedies, and community association law, with an emphasis in the representation of condominium, townhome, planned community and cooperative associations. Howard assists hundreds of community associations in interpreting and enforcing governing documents; drafting and amending governing documents; handling homeowner and vendor disputes; advising associations on fair housing issues; and providing legal advice and opinions on a wide variety of issues affecting community associations. Howard has taught many seminars on topics relating to community associations and is an approved fair housing trainer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Lisa Magill represents condominium, homeowner, cooperative, and other common-interest realty associations, including condo-hotels, country clubs, and commercial and mixed-use properties. She's long been active in the industry and a featured speaker on housing laws, covenant enforcement, and association operations for board members, managers, and other professionals. Lisa is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers and in 2015, she was appointed by the Southeast Florida Chapter of Community Associations Institute as a Florida Legislative Alliance delegate.
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