Maintenance personnel come into contact with residents more than anyone else on site. And if they aren’t careful, their interaction with a resident or a potential resident could be misunderstood and result in a fair housing violation. This session takes a look at typical situations where the well-intentioned maintenance person could be at risk of violating fair housing laws, ways to handle these without discriminating, and the importance of documentation.
About the Speaker: Since 1983, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate-income families. She has served as President and CEO of a Midwest affordable housing development and management company and as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm with a national portfolio. She has extensive experience in Rural Development, tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 program compliance. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors, twice chaired the Fair Housing Committee, is the current chair of the NAHMA/NAA joint SHCM Advisory Committee, and has served on the SHCM exam-writing committee from the start. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, she has also provided training and consulting services in 36 states. Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations. She is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses and for the SHCM Blended Learning on-line certification course. Gwen’s webinars are interactive, informative and in demand.