Accessibility Laws: Learn What’s Applicable & What’s Not for Your Property
Multifamily housing is being increasingly targeted for litigation under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and other access-related laws. Many property managers do not understand the laws and the standards that drive these cases—and end up making bad decisions that put their facilities at risk.
Learn how to avoid such mistakes, and understand the access-related laws in this webinar by housing law expert Kristi Avalos. Avalos will show you how to determine which laws are applicable to your property or planned property. She will walk you through the planning process and the steps needed to ensure compliance with them. She will explain the evaluation process to meet these requirements and reduce the risk of litigation; show you what happens when an apartment complex violates the access laws; and tell you what to do when a request for accommodation comes in, or a complaint is filed.
After attending this webinar, you will be better equipped to identify the risks, and protect yourself—and your clients or tenants—from access-related exposure. You will be able to develop a strategy to comply with the access-related laws and standards, and reduce the potential for access-related litigation. You will also be able to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not excluded from programs, services, and activities offered, and know how to respond to questions or concerns about compliance.
The session will bring you up to speed with:
- Housing laws
- Accessibility standards
- How to know which standard applies
- How to respond to requests for accommodations
- Solutions for removing physical barriers for compliance
- What to do before buying or selling a multi-family housing project
Who Should Attend
This session will benefit ADA coordinators, architects, multi-family property managers, risk managers, legal professionals, HR directors/managers, facilities managers, and university, college and vocational school housing authorities.
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.