Fair Housing is arguably the most important type of education for all rental housing providers. Each year, roughly 30,000 fair housing complaints are processed by HUD and other agencies across the U.S. Sadly, many housing providers create unfair hardships for renters either intentionally, by not understanding the law, or simply by not considering the impact of their words or actions. Regardless of intent, an accused housing provider will likely spend significant time and legal expenses to defend the complaint, often paying fines of $10,000 or more. While multiple ONLINE and ONDEMAND classes on Fair Housing are available, RHAWA’s Annul Fair Housing Workshop provides the most current and comprehensive education for housing providers including:
A general overview of Fair Housing principles such as unconscious bias, steering, disparate impact, protected classes, harassment, retaliation, and reasonable accommodations/modifications for disabled persons.
Guidelines on occupancy standards and special protections for roommates and family members.
Restrictions on using criminal history and how to fairly assess risk.
Responsibility to investigate and address tenant on tenant harassment in multi-family housing.
Special protections for victims of domestic violence and related landlord duties.
Processing accommodation requests for assistance animals.
Led by attorney and RHAWA Vice President, Christopher Cutting, this 3-hour workshop will include several other speakers who are experts in the handling of fair housing complaint investigations in Washington State.
RHAWA Members: Attend unlimited seminars for 12 months with our class pass. Learn more here.
This session is offered ONLINE only. All participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials after the session.
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