Vermont Managers Association Fair Housing Training in April

By: Victoria Johnson

blocksVermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) is offering a one day training with Fair Housing Solutions, LLC.

  • April 16, 2014 8:30 AM-4:00 PM  (Registration opens at 7:30a.m.) 
  • Fireside Inn & Suites, 25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH.
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2014.
  • Registration Cost: $195.00 per person for VHMA/ GSMA members $320.00 per person for Non-members (Lunch is included in the registration cost).

Topics to be covered at this training will include:

  • Introduction to the Fair Housing Act;
  • Protected Classes and discriminatory conduct under the Fair Housing Act;
  • Fair Housing Impact on applicant screening; Reasonable accommodation;
  • How to analyze requests for service, companion, and other assistance animals;
  • Reasonable modification;
  • What constitutes a "direct threat" under the Fair Housing Act and how does that impact violent behavior caused by a disability?;
  • Specific policies that may have a discriminatory impact on the basis of race, national origin, and sex;
  • Special issues to consider to avoid discriminating on the basis of familial status;
  • Housing harassment and how to develop and implement a housing anti-‐harassment policy;
  • HUD Mortgagee Letter and how it will affect your future CNAs,PNAs and GPNAs;
  • The BIG Differences in managing your properties in the coming years and how Baby Boomers will affect Accessibility; April, 2013 News on HUD’s Final Rule to provide comprehensive direction to owners and agents who are processing request for assistance animals and companion animals;
  • The latest (April 2013) HUD & DOJ Joint Statement on Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines and how it will affect your properties.

For more information contact Vermont Housing Managers Association, 802.535.3594,