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Materials Posted: Engaging the Disability Community in Fair Housing Planning Webinar Series

May 11, 2022 Print ShareThis

This webinar series was designed to educate disability stakeholders and fair housing partners on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and community engagement throughout the fair housing planning process. These webinars were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL). Participants learned how to best affirmatively further fair housing to support individuals with disabilities and engage them in the fair housing planning process.

Agenda

Part I: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities

  • History of the Fair Housing Act and context for the requirement to “affirmatively further fair housing”
  • Best practices for fair housing planning that considers the needs of individuals with disabilities
  • Overview of effective community participation that involves individuals with disabilities and their stakeholders

Part II: Best Practices for Engaging the Disability Community in Fair Housing Planning

  • A brief synopsis of Part I Webinar: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Principles of community engagement with the disability community
  • Best practices for community engagement throughout the fair housing planning process
  • Engaging stakeholders in fair housing planning – Questions and data gathering

Who Should Attend?

This webinar series was intended for:

  • HUD grantees, including representatives of entitlement communities, participating jurisdictions (PJs), and public housing authorities (PHAs), who are responsible for producing fair housing documents
  • Individuals with disabilities, their caregivers, and their stakeholders

Schedule and Registration

Webinars Dates and Times Registration
Part I: AFFH for Individuals with Disabilities April 27, 2022
3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT
Part II: Community Engagement Best Practices April 28, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Additional Information and Resources

Disability Access and Reasonable Accommodation Request(s)

Webinars meet 508 compliance standards. HUD provided interpretation services for American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real Time Translation (CART) speech-to-text (also referred to as real-time captioning).

Training Point of Contact

For more information, please contact: FairHousing@abtassoc.com

Tags: Fair Housing