Friday, April 20th, 2018 – Friday, April 20th, 2018
This half-day session centers on discrimination in housing, including state and federal legislation. It discusses who can be penalized, how disabilities are defined, what are reasonable accommodations, and what policies and procedures should be established and followed. The Fair Housing complaint process is also reviewed.
Thursday, May 10th, 2018 – Thursday, May 10th, 2018
This one-day course provides a basic overview of the required steps necessary for determining “eligibility” to buy or rent an affordable housing unit. It reviews common components including determining household size, calculating income and assets, verifying information, comparing to posted limits, etc. It includes information on various program types with different funding mechanisms.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 – Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Nontraditional development opportunities for housing authorities and redevelopment agencies are explored in this one-day course, including housing provided under the state’s Mount Laurel requirements. Strategies for developing housing within a wide range of areas are discussed, and the household income levels established by various federal and state programs are described. Specific attention is given to “how-to” tips for establishing and working with nonprofit corporations.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 – Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
This half-day course examines the requirements for the use, retention and release of records kept by municipalities and their oursourced agencies providing affordable housing services in the course of the administration of affordable units. The course also reviews the Open Public Records Act requirements and compliance.
Friday, June 8th, 2018 – Friday, June 8th, 2018
This course provides students with an understanding of how residential units are decided and placed in the community. Students understand how sites are determined, current guidelines determining affordable housing obligations, the roles of the Planning Board and Governing Body, how to work with developers and Affordable Housing Commissions, and how to read site plans to identify affordable housing components.