The act has many facets from different housing programs but most importantly the fair housing portion of the act. Fair housing impacts the nation as far as discrimination is concerned. During the 1960’s there was much discrimination and, included under the auspices of the HUD development act, the fair housing act was signed into law protecting those most at risk of discrimination.
This seminar will give you a better understanding of the various programs of HUD and how they may impact you on a day to day basis. This includes housing programs, various loan products that are available and most importantly the fair housing protections concerning race, color, national origin, familial status, disability, religion and sex. Almost everyone is impacted in some way by one or more of HUD’s programs.
Make students more aware of the many items involved in the act.
Years of Experience: 20+ years
Areas of Expertise: Property Management
Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public. He also conducts research analysis for impediments to fair housing for grantees of federal CDBG funds.
Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves being an Ombudsman for fair housing issues. In this role he takes calls from anyone who may have a fair housing or landlord tenant question. He attempts to resolve the issue before it has to go to HUD. This has been a successful program and he takes over 900 calls a year.
For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs. He is a certified trainer for a national company which specializes in HUD and Tax Credit education.
He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.
Paul has served on numerous boards and commissions that deal with real estate, property management and fair housing issues and is in demand as a speaker in the affordable housing industry.
Paul just authored a book which was released in January of 2015. It is titled: “Fair Housing: What Everyone Should Know”.View all trainings by this speaker