During the month of October 2022, A. J. Johnson will be partnering with the MidAtlantic Affordable Housing Management Association for two live webinar training sessions intended for real estate professionals, particularly those in the affordable multifamily housing field. The following sessions will be presented:
October 18: Ensuring Section 42 Compliance on December 31.
Experienced LIHTC managers and compliance professionals all know the importance of the last day of the tax year (normally December 31). This session will focus on all the issues to be aware of as the year draws to a close, with recommendations on how to ensure compliance at year-end and the ramifications of noncompliance. The discussion will center on the three primary compliance areas impacting the ability to claim credits – eligibility, affordability, and habitability. The training will stress the importance of year-round compliance relative to rent since excess rent at any point in the year can result in a credit loss. The session will close with a review of casualty loss issues and how these events may (or may not) impact the credits.
October 19: Hoarding – A Fair Housing Challenge.
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) confirmed that Compulsive Hoarding is a mental disability and a protected class. More than 15 million Americans suffer from the mental health problem of hoarding and potential problems from hoarding include noxious odors, pest infestation, mold growth, increased risk of injury or disease, fire hazards, and even structural damage.
Hoarding is the one class of disability that requires landlords to offer an accommodation – even if an accommodation is not requested!
This 1.5-hour live webinar is designed to assist multifamily managers in understanding how to deal with hoarding problems in a way that will prevent liability under fair housing law. The session will define hoarding and provide detailed recommendations on how to deal with a hoarding problem. It will outline examples of accommodations for hoarding, how to engage in the “interactive process” with residents who hoard, and the steps necessary to remove uncooperative residents. Finally, a recent court case regarding hoarding will be reviewed as an illustration of the potential difficulties managers face in hoarding situations.
This is an evolving area of fair housing law, and this webinar will provide the guidance necessary to approach the problem in a systematic way that will give multifamily operators the best chance of avoiding the legal traps that exist when dealing with this unique disability.
Persons interested in any (or all) of these training sessions may register by visiting either www.ajjcs.net or https://www.mid-atlanticahma.org.