Active shooter incidents have increased in both frequency and the numbers injured and killed in recent years. Yesterday's shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida which left at least 17 people dead and the Kentucky school shootings in early 2018 are a few examples of this terrifying trend. Moreover, on October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas shooting became the worst in U.S. history, leaving 58 innocent people dead and nearly 500 wounded. The list is endless with Columbine, the Aurora movie theater, Sandy Hook and the Orlando nightclub shootings. When these unthinkable acts occur, every second counts, and unfortunately it will take police minutes to … [Read more...]
Fair housing training should be mandatory before a new employee answers the phone or deals with prospects and residents. Pleading “I am new” or “I didn’t know that” gets you nowhere with HUD testers and housing authorities. Cases and stories will prove that ignorance is no excuse. It is important that you learn the basics of fair housing laws and how these impact you and your property.
Join this session with expert speaker Anne Sadovsky who will discuss what your personal responsibilities are, what all the laws mean, how to stay educated, the definition of every protected class, and how you should answer unexpected or discriminatory questions. This class is not only critically important, it is also interesting and thought-provoking for both new and experienced team members. Anne will … [Read more...]
No one ever said that understanding the details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural economic development (RED) housing program would be easy. But complying with this federal program is crucial for those who offer—or want to offer—affordable housing to low-income tenants in rural areas.
Learn how to successfully manage RED properties in this information-packed audio conference from industry veteran Paul Flogstad. Relying on his nearly four decades of housing industry expertise, Flogstad will unravel the complicated rules that apply to USDA housing assistance programs.
After attending this audio event, you will be fully equipped to comply with USDA program operations. You will understand what monthly and annual reports to provide— and how to prepare for … [Read more...]
Learn the Nuances of Accommodating Disability-Related Assistance Animals under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Accommodating Service & Assistance Animals: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know Live On Thu, March 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | Duration: 90 Minutes | Presented by: Jo Becker | Certificate of Training
According to the HUD’s annual report, the #1 basis for fair housing complaints filed in 2016 was related to disability protections – topping the 2nd highest protected class (race) by over 50%. Disability accounted for 58% of all complaints, an 8.8% increase since 2012.
Many of these complaints are specific to service and assistance animals, which must be accommodated in housing under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It’s vital you’re informed about, and maintain compliance with, these federal laws.
AT&T Wireless has announced that it will increase spending on network capital improvements including new … [Read more...]