Announcements

“The Fair Housing Act: Non-discrimination Requirements & Construction Standards”

An informative one-day training being held Tuesday, April 27 at TIRR (Located at 1333 Moursund – in the Medical Center**)

The training will be divided into two sessions. Participants may attend one or both trainings. However, you must register for the desired session(s) by April 23. The morning session will focus on consumers and advocates concerns / rights/ etc., and the afternoon session will be focused on the advanced architectural issues confronted by architects and builders.

Sample topics that will be discussed include:

  • General non-discrimination requirements
  • Homeowners associations and condos – What recourse do people with disabilities have when the associations insist on something that is in conflict with the Fair Housing Act?
  • Common areas in multi-family dwellings – Which areas must be accessible?
  • When architectural changes are made in common areas, who pays?
  • Parking in apartment complexes – What are the general requirements? When must the complex provide accessible parking near someone’s residence as an accommodation?

Space is limited and will be based on a first received – first seat basis. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend the training. All disability-related accommodation requests MUST be made no later than April 12, 2004.

*CEU credits may be available. Those desiring CEU credits will have a minimal cost of $20.
**All day parking at the medical center will cost approximately $10.

  • 8:30a.m. – Registration
  • 9a.m. to 12 p.m. – The Fair Housing Act and People with Disabilities
  • If attending both sessions, lunch is on your own – A cafeteria is located on the premises.
  • 12:30p.m. – Registration for the afternoon session
  • 1p.m. to 3:30p.m. – Design and Construction Standards in New Multi-Family Dwellings