Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties


Reasonable accommodation claims are skyrocketing, driven primarily by claims by persons with psychiatric or emotional disabilities, including increasing requests for assistance animals. The NAHB webinar, Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties, will offer practical guidance on how to identify and address reasonable accommodation requests, including debunking some of the myths that lead managers to believe they can never say “no” to a request.

The webinar will also provide practical tips on how developers can implement measures in the design and construction process to help mitigate rising claims regarding accessible features for persons with disabilities in over 70 properties financed under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard was published on Aug. 19, 2019. The proposed rules appear to make it more challenging for plaintiffs, including fair housing groups, to establish disparate impact claims. The Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties webinar will cover how these proposed rules may curtail disparate impact claims including challenges to criminal background policies.

 Participants in this webinar will:

  • Gain an understanding of Fair Housing Act reasonable accommodation, accessibility and disparate impact claims.
  • Understand how the latest guidance, case law and enforcement actions are shaping the fair housing landscape for LIHTC owners and managers.
  • Learn practical tips to evaluate reasonable accommodation requests; mitigate design and construction violations and implement policies that will not result in disparate impact liability.

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for the HCCP designation and for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

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Scott P. Moore

Partner

Scott P. Moore represents public and private sector clients in state and federal employment and fair housing matters. His employment practice focuses on defense of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and public policy claims. Scott was the Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. from 2002 to 2003. As Deputy Chief, he led the Justice Department's Title VII enforcement against state and local governments, which included pattern of practice cases as well as individual charges referred to the Department by the EEOC.

Scott is widely recognized as a national expert in housing law and litigation. He represents individuals, developers, property management companies, nonprofit associations, real estate agents, architects, and engineers in all fair housing and public accommodation matters. Scott is a former senior trial attorney with the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the U. S. Department of Justice. While at the Justice Department, he served as lead counsel on some of the largest pattern or practice cases brought by the United States under the Fair Housing Act.

Scott also provides fair housing, ADA, and Section 504 training across the country to housing providers and national organizations. He also provides training and preventative representation of the affordable housing industry with a particular emphasis in Rural Development 515 multifamily and HUD housing as well as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. Scott works with Fair Housing Solution to create an ongoing series of fair housing and Rural Development 515/3560 training courses which are available live or on-line. He also serves as a legal specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Accessibility First program.

Since 2009, Scott has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Employment Law, Labor Law, and Litigation and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. Scott has been listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2013). He was also recognized in the Lawyer Spotlight by the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.

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