All about Assistance Animals and Reasonable Accommodation with New HUD updates 2020

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW20L1218

  • Reviewing HUD’s latest February updates “FHOE 2020-21” with respect to Assistive Animals

  • Understand fair housing issues and how they impact your property 

  • Understand the need for accommodations

  • Understand the fair housing laws about accommodations 

  • Know timeframe for requesting and granting of accommodations

  • What properties fall under fair housing/ accommodation laws 

  • Definition of reasonable accommodation 

  • Definition of disability

  • What is “reasonable” 

  • The difference between an accommodation and modification Understanding of Companion Animal/ Service Animal issue Understanding 

Overview of the webinar

A reasonable accommodation is one of fair housing’s “hot topics”. This typically accounts for over 50% of the fair housing complaints to HUD in the past year. Reasonable accommodations can be requested during the application process, during the tenancy, and during an eviction. It is important to learn the correct procedure to ask for, review, and implement this important action. Reasonable accommodations are requested because of a disability of either physical or mental issues. It is important that one understands the definition of disability and when it comes into play to allow a disabled person to enjoy the same quality of life as a non- disabled individual. 

This course has all the recent updates on Assistive Animals that came out from HUD on February 1, 2020 – FHOE Notice 2020-21, also known as “Assistive Animals Notice.” 

Join this session by expert speaker Paul Flogstad, where he will discuss the HUD’s Reasonable Accommodation, complaints encountered with this as well as the latest HUD Notice of February 2020

Who should attend?

  • Property managers 

  • Property owners

  • Maintenance Staff 

  • Lenders 

  • Developers 

  • Housing Authorities 

  • Community Development Staff 

Why should you attend?

All of these problems are a daily occurrence at most properties. This seminar will give you fresh ideas to deal with the issues and the residents involved. You will learn to not run afoul of fair housing issues when dealing with these situations. You will learn about many of the needs for reasonable accommodations. One of the primary requests is for assistance animals. We will discuss what the requirements are, what animals are allowed, and how a landlord is.

Faculty - Mr.Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years.He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public. He also conducts research analysis for impediments to fair housing for grantees of federal CDBG funds. 
Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves being an Ombudsman for fair housing issues. In this role he takes calls from anyone who may have a fair housing or landlord tenant question. He attempts to resolve the issue before it has to go to HUD. This has been a successful program and he takes over 900 calls a year.
For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs. He is a certified trainer for a national company which specializes in HUD and Tax Credit education.
He holds numerous professional property management designations.Paul has served on numerous boards and commissions that deal with real estate, property management and fair housing issues and is in demand as a speaker in the affordable housing industry.

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