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Who am I supposed to coordinate? What are my responsibilities? What am I responsible for? Any housing provider (receiving federal funds) who employees 15 or more people, must designate a Section 504 Coordinator. Regulations require at least one person to be designated “to coordinate” its efforts to comply with the Section 504 requirements. This designee will be your corporation’s “consultant” regarding the disability rights for employees, applicant and residents and they must be very knowledgeable of their responsibilities. In addition, this person should review policies, procedures and forms involving effective communications, reasonable accommodations, and reasonable modifications for employees, applicants and residents with disabilities.


Atlanta, GA  ·   Tuesday, November 10
SAHMA Leadership Training Room | 5570-J Tulane Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30336 | 404-691-3337
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9:30 am: Check In
10:00 am - 11:00 am: Required Policies & Procedures
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: "Paperwork" & Documentation - Model job description
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Reasonable Accommodation & Modification - How to look at the requests objectively
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Practical Experience - Making this training work for you
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Q&A Session

SAHMA Member rate: $249
Non-Member rate: $349

Kathi Williams is a partner in the Law Firm of Williams & Edelstein, P.C. providing defense and preventative representation for the housing industry in all civil rights matters. Kathelene also serves as President of the Fair Housing Institute, Inc. a full service training and consulting firm whose mission is to educate and advise the housing industry throughout the country about the social and economic benefits of providing fair housing and equal employment. Ms. Williams represents housing industry clients from throughout the country on fair housing and other civil rights matters. Ms. Williams provides her clients with a unique expertise in the fair housing requirements of senior and federally assisted housing where she has worked for more than 30 years.

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A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE FOR MANAGERS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING: The Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff. NAHMA’s Fair Housing Compliance course trains managers to understand complex fair housing regulations.

Each participant will receive a copy of the NAHMA Fair Housing manual. The one-day program is composed of one day instruction and a two hour exam. Individuals must pass this exam to obtain the FHC designation. The FHC is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification program.

All participants who successfully complete this course and exam will receive a FHC certificate and pin, and be listed in NAHMA’s Online Credential Directory.


Columbia, SC  ·   Tuesday, November 17
Hilton Columbia Center| 924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201| 803-744 - 7800

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 744 – 7800
Ask for SAHMA Group to receive special rate
Single/Double Room Rate: $132
Hotel cutoff date: October 27, 2015

Day One
7:30 am: On-site check in
8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Instruction (lunch on your own)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Certification Exam

SAHMA Member rate: $349
Non-Member rate: $449

Anita Moseman has served as a trainer for the Resident Apartment Manager certification course, occupancy and marketing courses, computer software certifications and tax credit courses for many industry organizations. She is one of eight national trainers for the NAHMA CPO course. Ms. Moseman holds several housing certifications including RAM, CPO, NAHP-e, SHCM and HCCP.

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This Workshop will cover an introduction to Fair Housing, what is it and why we comply. In addition, we’ll cover protected classes, types of discrimination and how it can be avoided, reasonable accommodations, compliance with law in advertising and marketing, forms and documents and how to complete and submit the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP). There will be time for questions so come prepared to ask some.


No classes are scheduled at this time - please check back later or call the SAHMA office.

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Fair Housing is more than just federal protected classes. When did Fair Housing become a law? How many laws and amendments are there? Are there additional state and local Fair Housing Laws?

Often, apartment owners and managers will be confronted with prospects who want to know about the race, ethnicity or familial status of the residents in their community. An inappropriate response to such a question could make one liable for discrimination and result in a costly lawsuit. Be able to explain the importance of accurate records.

In this course we will address these and many other questions, taking Fair Housing “Do’s and Don’ts” on a case by case basis. Through discussion and class participation, students will learn how to process applications and how to make informed decisions about who is eligible and how to treat individuals with disabilities. We will learn the difference between intent and effect and that personal statements can be discriminatory. We will also learn how you can be held responsible, personally. 


No classes are scheduled at this time - please check back later or call the SAHMA office.

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HUD has sharpened its focus on fair housing in 2015. Are you up to date and prepared to follow the latest HUD guidance? Topics include:

• The U. S. Supreme Court will issue a decision on the TDHCA Disparate Impact case in July 2015 – What does it mean for housing providers?
• What FHEO says about VAWA – is it a Fair Housing issue?
• Fair Housing implications of HUD’s Notice H 2014-16 on waiting list administration
• HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation - the latest guidance
• Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans:
    o HUD’s September 22, 2014 Memorandum re: when and how often AFHMP’s are required
    o Target markets versus program/project eligibility: how the census data can help


WEBINAR TRAINING  ·  Wednesday, November 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Webinar instructions along with handouts will be sent via email, November 16.

SAHMA Member rate: $95
Non-Member rate: $195

Since 1984, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site managers in navigating the complexities of programs that provide housing for low and moderate income families. Her experience includes 16 years as VP and CEO for a Midwest affordable housing owner/agent and 13 years as compliance director for a Texas-based firm overseeing LIHTC, tax-exempt bond, HOME, Section 8, and 223(f) compliance on more than 50 properties in 11 states. Through gwen volk INFOCUS, Inc., she has provided training and consulting in 28 states. Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations. She has been active in NAHMA since 1990 having twice served on the board of directors. Gwen currently chairs NAHMA’s Fair Housing Committee and is Vice-Chair of the SCHM Advisory Committee. She has also served on IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board since 2009. Gwen is experienced in providing both face-to-face and web-based training, and is known to be a dynamic speaker who is both informative and entertaining.


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