Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Requirements

Session Information


Live Webinar

Date & Time:

06/21/2023 - 10:30 am (ET)

Details: This course is being offered in partnership with Mid-Atlantic AHMA. Online registration for these sessions is handled directly by Mid-Atlantic AHMA.


Course Description

Most individuals living in the U.S. read, write, speak and understand English. There are many, however, for whom English is NOT their primary language. For this reason, affordable housing operators with federal assistance are required to comply with the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requirements of the federal government. All programs and operations of entities that receive financial assistance from the federal government, including but not limited to state agencies, local agencies and for-profit and non-profit entities, must comply with the LEP requirements. Sub-recipients must also comply (i.e., when federal funds are passed through a recipient to a sub-recipient). As an example, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance is not considered federal financial assistance, and participants in that program are not required to comply with Title VI's LEP obligations, unless they receive federal financial assistance as well (such as project-based Section 8). This 90-minute live webinar will assist affordable housing owners and managers in their understanding of LEP requirements and will cover the following areas: (1) Ensuring plan compliance; (2) the “four-factor” analysis; (3) translation “safe harbors”; (4) monitoring and updating the Plan; and (5) issues relating to reasonableness. The training will also outline exactly which programs and properties are – and are not- subject to LEP requirements.