Understanding Multi-Family Housing Requirements

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  • 120 minutes

The Fair Housing Act is a very complex law with many different requirements. With such a complicated Law and different requirements, comes different doubts. This course will help you understand the Fair Housing Act and Design Guidelines as well as answer to questions such as:

  • Which standards do I use for my project?

  • Which elements of the complex have to comply?

  • How many units have to comply?

  • What is the process for resolving non-compliance?

  • How can I protect our company from future litigation?

Join this session by expert speaker Kristi Avalos, where she will discuss how to calculate which standards will apply to your projects and know the necessary steps to ensure compliance with these accessibility requirements.

Session Highlights:

  • Brief overview of the federal and state laws governing housing.

  • Understanding the Fair Housing Act and Design Guidelines.

  • Applying the 7 requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

  • The Fair Housing Act verses International Building Code.

  • The consequences of non-compliance and how you can reduce your chance for litigation.

Why You Should Attend:

Compliance with the Fair Housing Act is mandatory. That fact becomes clearer as entities around the country are being hit with private lawsuits from local citizens and large settlement agreements from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Many others wonder when it will be them and what they need to do to avoid it. This class is an interactive class designed to answer all your questions. Whether you work on the exterior or interior units or common areas, this class will be beneficial to all.

Who Should Attend:

  • Public Housing Agency Owners/Agencies/Property Managers

  • Architects

  • Engineers

  • Interior Designers

  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinators

  • Risk Managers

  • Legal Counsel

  • Facilities Managers

  • Universities

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.

Kristi Avalos

Kristi Avalos

Kristi Avalos has 40+ years of experience at the vanguard of accessibility compliance-related issues. Kristi founded Accessology in 1990 and has worked on numerous multi-million-dollar projects providing accessibility compliance. She has provided extensive training for local, national and international municipalities, counties, universities, architects, building owners, property managers, contractors and real estate brokers on local, state and federal accessibility standards. She has worked with several metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) hosting ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan roundtables across the country. Kristi has helped numerous Title II and Title III entities become compliant with applicable federal and state accessibility standards. She is also the principle consultant for accessibility assessments and ADA Transition Plan development. Kristi works with federal agencies and organizations that influence and shape accessibility legislation and trends and provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, FHA, and ACAA legal cases. She is licensed through the State of Texas to perform final architecture plan reviews on behalf of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. She is also licensed as a California Accessibility Specialist through the State of California.

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