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NMA's seminar calendar for Q3 2017 is now available!

Posted by NMA on Apr 10, 2017 9:08:26 AM

affordable housing trainingWe’re pleased to announce the release of NMA's seminar calendar for the third quarter of 2017. You can view a list of the affordable housing training that Nan McKay and Associates is offering from now through September on this page at our website.

Start planning your summer training now and save! If you register at least 45 days in advance for most seminars, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount. (The discount does not apply to seminars hosted by housing authorities or associations.)

All Nan McKay classes have been updated for the latest HUD rules and notices. Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation class, the most comprehensive training on fair housing regulations available, has been updated for the recent notices on LEP, sexual harassment, and nuisance ordinances. All of our HCV classes have been updated for the new payment standard rules from HOTMA and the recent Federal Register notice for the student rule.

Having trouble finding the class you want? We can bring the seminar to you. Email sales@nanmckay.com for more information about our affordable onsite training options.

Topics: books and revision services, fair housing, HOTMA, LEP, Program News and Notices, reasonable accommodation, rent calculation

NMA's seminar calendar for Q2 2017 is now available!

Posted by NMA on Jan 11, 2017 2:10:24 PM

affordable housing trainingWe’re pleased to announce the release of NMA's seminar calendar for the second quarter of 2017. You can view a list of the affordable housing training that Nan McKay and Associates is offering from now through June on this page at our website.

Start planning your spring training now and save! If you register at least 45 days in advance for most seminars, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount. (The discount does not apply to seminars hosted by housing authorities or associations.)

All Nan McKay classes have been updated for the latest HUD rules and notices. Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation class, the most comprehensive training on fair housing regulations available, has been updated for the recent notices on LEP, sexual harassment, and nuisance ordinances. All of our HCV classes have been updated for the new payment standard rules from HOTMA and the recent Federal Register notice for the student rule.

Having trouble finding the class you want? We can bring the seminar to you. Email sales@nanmckay.com for more information about our affordable onsite training options.

Topics: books and revision services, fair housing, HOTMA, LEP, Program News and Notices, reasonable accommodation, rent calculation

The NMA year-end sale is back!

Posted by NMA on Nov 1, 2016 11:13:26 AM

In the spirit of customer appreciation, NMA is once again holding our much-anticipated year-end sale! Now through December 31, save 20 percent on January–March 2017 seminars. (The discount does not apply to seminars hosted by housing authorities or associations.)

You can view a list of the training opportunities that Nan McKay and Associates is offering from now through the end of March on this page at our website. All classes have been updated for the latest HUD rules and notices. Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation class, the most comprehensive training on fair housing regulations available, has been updated for the recent notices on LEP, sexual harassment, and nuisance ordinances. All of our HCV classes have been updated for the new payment standard rules from HOTMA and the recent Federal Register notice for the student rule.

Having trouble finding the class you want? We can bring the seminar to you. Email sales@nanmckay.com for more information about our affordable onsite training options.

Topics: books and revision services, fair housing, HOTMA, LEP, PIH notices, Program News and Notices, reasonable accommodation, rent calculation

NMA's seminar calendar for Q1 2017 is now available!

Posted by NMA on Oct 10, 2016 3:36:55 PM

affordable housing trainingWe’re pleased to announce the release of NMA's seminar calendar for the first quarter of 2017. You can view a list of the affordable housing training that Nan McKay and Associates is offering from now through March on this page at our website.

Start planning your winter training now and save! If you register at least 45 days in advance for most seminars, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount. (The discount does not apply to seminars hosted by housing authorities or associations.)

All Nan McKay classes have been updated for the latest HUD rules and notices. Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation class, the most comprehensive training on fair housing regulations available, has been updated for the recent notices on LEP, sexual harassment, and nuisance ordinances. All of our HCV classes have been updated for the new payment standard rules from HOTMA and the recent Federal Register notice for the student rule.

Having trouble finding the class you want? We can bring the seminar to you. Email sales@nanmckay.com for more information about our affordable onsite training options.

Topics: books and revision services, fair housing, HOTMA, LEP, Program News and Notices, reasonable accommodation, rent calculation

HUD issues Fair Housing Act guidance on limited English proficiency

Posted by NMA on Sep 15, 2016 1:41:05 PM

In a press release today, HUD announced that its Office of General Counsel (OGC) has issued new guidance on the application of the Fair Housing Act to a housing provider’s consideration of a person’s limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English. Specifically, the guidance addresses how methods of proof apply with regards to disparate treatment and discriminatory effects in fair housing cases in which adverse housing actions are based on limited English proficiency (LEP). According to the notice:

  • A housing provider violates the Fair Housing Act if the provider uses a person’s LEP to discriminate intentionally because of race, national origin, or another protected characteristic.
  • Because of the close link between LEP and national origin or race, justifications for language-related restrictions in a Fair Housing Act case must be closely examined to determine whether the restriction is in fact a proxy or pretext for race or national origin discrimination.
  • Intentional discrimination may involve imposing restrictions, targeting individuals for unfair or illegal housing-related services, or failing to comply with the requirement to provide housing-related language assistance services to LEP persons.
  • A housing provider also violates the Fair Housing Act when the provider’s policy or practice has an unjustified discriminatory effect, even when the provider had no intent to discriminate. That is, even policies that appear neutral on the surface that potentially restrict access to LEP individuals can be seen as in violation to the act.
  • As with the nuisance guidance issued earlier this week, the LEP guidance covers the three steps used to analyze claims that a housing provider’s use of LEP results in an unjustified discriminatory effect in violation of the act, which includes: assessing the discriminatory effect; evaluating whether the challenged policy or practice is necessary to achieve a substantial, legitimate, nondiscriminatory interest; and evaluating whether there is a less discriminatory alternative.

To read the press release, click here. To access the guidance document, click here.

Do you have concerns about whether or not your agency is compliant with federal fair housing law? Nan McKay and Associates can help. Contact sales@nanmckay.com for more information.

Topics: fair housing, LEP, Program News and Notices

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