Advanced Fair Housing Workshop

The focus in the Advanced Fair Housing class is to go beyond the protected classes and examine all facets of the requirements and subtle nuances of Fair Housing Laws. Emphasis is on the complex areas of Accommodation and Modification, Disabilities (permanent and temporary), Tenant Retaliation, and Responding To Complaints, and Risk Management.

The class features extensive testing on real case scenarios that have occurred involving the accommodation and modification requirements under Fair Housing, showing how they were handled and how they should be handled. Other areas of focus include:

  • The distinction between accommodations and modifications and who has to pay the costs for these requests
  • An understanding that even simple fees can be challenged in specific instances as part of a reasonable accommodation request
  • The differences between an assistive animal and a companion animal and how to handle these requests so as not to run into a Fair Housing violation
  • What can happen if a Fair Housing complaint is filed against you and what your liabilities could be as well as what to do if you receive a notice from the CCRD (Colorado Civil Rights Division) or HUD

Participants should have attended a Basic Fair Housing Class or have extensive practical knowledge and experience with Fair Housing laws prior to enrolling in this class.