All service coordinators working in HUD-assisted multifamily housing designated for the elderly and people with disabilities must conform to the Office of Multifamily Housing’s Training Guidelines.
During the first year of employment, Service Coordinators are required to complete a minimum of 36 training hours of classroom/seminar time before hiring, OR completion of these minimum training requirements within 12 months of initial hiring. The 36 hours MUST cover nine specific subject areas. In addition, HUD requires that Service Coordinators attend at least 12 hours of continuing education in each successive year.
Presenter: Deb Piltch
This training will examine Federal requirements to provide persons with disabilities reasonable accommodation throughout the occupancy cycle. It will shed light on the confusion regarding what a housing providers legal obligations are in the area of reasonable accommodation.
We will also discuss how state and local law may have an impact on a sites obligation as well.
What is the legal framework (statues, regulations, federal guidance) for reasonable accommodation/physical modification, what is a reasonable accommodation, what are the limits on providing an accommodation/modification, when can a housing provider deny a reasonable accommodation/modification, what must a housing provider do if a requested accommodation is denied, who can request an accommodation/modification and what can/cant a housing provider ask/verify when a request is made.
We will explore how to analyze specific common requests for reasonable accommodations/modifications throughout the occupancy cycle including, but not limited to, assistance animals, live-in aides, physical modifications and transfers. Case studies will be provided and specific guidance contained in the 4350.3 Rev-1 will be explored.