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Charlotte Fair Housing Law Workshop

4/6/2017
When: April 6th, 2017
9 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, North Carolina  28204
United States
Contact: 704-334-9511 x102


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The presenters are North Carolina's top Fair Housing Law Educators and Enforcers! They are the ones who can, when necessary, file administrative complaints and lawsuits.

The Fair Housing Project works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through education, outreach, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.

Main speakers: the co-directors of the NC Fair Housing Project, Jack Holtzman and Jeffrey Dillman will speak to apartment owners, managers, and developers, as well as other community housing providers (market-rate and subsidized) about evolving areas of the law.

Scholarships will be available for low-income individuals who would like to attend.
E-mail ken@greatercaa.org to inquire about eligibility.

Topics & Schedule: Tentative outline for the full program which begins at 9:00 AM:

  • General Fair Housing law (history, scope of coverage, exclusions, all protected categories, including National Origin/LEP) 
  • Tenants w/ Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations/Reasonable Modifications (Best Practices/Responses/Assistance Animals/Hoarding and Other Mental Disabilities; Scooters, Wheelchairs, and Shopping Carts; Live in Aides)
     
  • Tenant Applicants and Criminal  History Policies (Title VII background, HUD’s Disparate Impact Guidance, NCHFA Model Policy) 

  • LGBTQ tenants and HUD Guidance for both public and private housing

  • Design and Construction

About the Speakers:

Jack Holtzman is the Co-Director of the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, in addition to being a Senior Staff Attorney with the North Carolina Justice Center, in Raleigh. He has worked with public housing authorities, local govt officials and community advocates to further fair housing education and enforcement across the state.Jack has practiced civil rights law since 1986.
Jeffrey D. Dillman is the Co-Director of the Fair Housing Project at Legal Aid of North Carolina. From 2005-2011, he was Executive Director of the Housing Research & Advocacy Center, a non-profit fair housing organization in Cleveland, OH. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught and supervised students in civil and immigration law clinics from 2002 to 2005.

"In my view as an experienced Fair Housing leader, these two speakers are without peer among North Carolina Fair Housing legal experts. Add in the fact that they are also the enforcers of the law, makes this Workshop something all apartment personnel won't want to miss"

- Ken Szymanski, GCAA Executive Director.

 SPECIAL LUNCH GUEST: LaWana Mayfield, district 3 representative:

LaWana Mayfield, a democrat, represents district 3 on Charlotte City Council. She was elected in 2011 and is serving her third term.

 

Cost: $99.00 for members/non-members & includes lunch!
CECs: 4
Cancellation Deadline: April 4, 2017

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