Fair Housing & Disparate Impact Updates 2019

On Demand

  • 60 minutes

This program analyzes several important recent developments in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rulemaking and issuance of guidance based on disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Simply stated, disparate impact occurs when a housing provider’s policies or actions, although neutral and non-discriminatory on their face, serve to disproportionately negatively impact a protected class of individuals, as defined under the Fair Housing Act. These “Protected Classes” include race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status (presence of children under 18), and handicap (mental or physical disability).

Join this session by expert speaker Paul Flogstad, where he will discuss the three-part burden-shifting test for determining when a housing practice has a discriminatory effect even without discriminatory intent. 

Session Highlights: 

  • History of the Housing and Urban Development Act 

  • Creation of cabinet position 

  • Definition of various housing programs 

  • Definition of various low interest loans and programs to purchase real estate 

  • Complete overview of the fair housing act and its ramifications

  • We will provide examples of disparate impact and how they relate to property managers and owners 

  • Also discussed is the Final Rule on Disparate Impact 

  • Quid pro quo and hostile environment Harassment

  • Limited English Proficiency Protections

  • Enforcement of crime Free Ordinances and nuisance Ordinances 

  • Smoke-Free Housing 

  • Gender Identity 

Why You Should Attend: 

We will cover the historical perspectives of disparate impact and how some of the HUD rulings and Supreme Court decisions impact us today. Also provide will be real world examples in order to understand how these laws impact us in our daily lives. You will have a keen understanding of the new rulings concerning disparate impact. The latest rulings cane down in late 2018 and we will go over what they mean for us.

 Who Should Attend: 

  • Property Managers

  • Property owners 

  • Lenders 

  • Housing Authority Staff 

  • Builders 

  • Realtors


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session. 

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Paul Flogstad

Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. After college graduation he was in law enforcement for 4 years. From that point on, he has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training. 

Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development and Tax Credit programs. In this role he supported managers by training, compliance, budgeting, developing policy and procedures as well as creating successful marketing strategies. Previously was a regional manager for a large property management company in South Dakota. 

For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.

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

In 2007 he formed Property Management Solutions. In this capacity, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies. 

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.

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