The Housing and Development
Law Institute (HDLI) is a nationwide non-profit member organization
whose mission is to serve as a legal resource to public housing
and redevelopment agencies, their developers and legal counsel.
What Unique Resources Does HDLI Offer?
HDLI offers a number of unique legal resources:
educational seminars, training, one-on-one legal counseling and
assistance to housing authorities and their counsel, an active electronic
List Serve, periodic publications, and amicus curiae appearances.
HDLI also acts on a national level to
influence the development of statutory, regulatory and case law
helpful to housing agencies.
- EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
Each Spring and each Fall, HDLI holds
a national legal conference designed to educate housing officials,
staff and legal counsel on hot legal topics. At each conference,
HDLI assembles prominent speakers
on a host of current topics important to housing agencies. See
our Conferences and Training Page.
In addition to its two regular annual conferences, HDLI
provides legal training and other educational endeavors on topics
that its members want to hear about. At each conference,
HDLI provides to all attendees a binder
chock full of helpful monologues, cases, statutes and regulations.
The binders also contain HDLI’s
“Annual Review of Case Law” compiled and presented
by HDLI’s CEO and General Counsel.
These materials serve as excellent additions to your resource
- ONE-ON-ONE LEGAL COUNSELING AND NETWORKING
HDLI is only a phone call or e-mail
message away to assist its members when legal problems arise.
HDLI is ready to help housing
officials and their legal counsel in a consultative capacity,
as well as putting members in touch with other members, housing
officials, and/or government representatives who can help resolve
- THE HDLI LIST SERVE
HDLI has a wonderfully effective
communication forum: the HDLI List
Serve. It's easy and free to members! Via e-mail, members
can instantly post questions or concerns relating to housing
operations, development, finance, management, Section 8, or
any other issue of interest to all of the List Serve members,
and can get instant responses. Or, simply monitor the
exchange of information and perspectives at your leisure.
HDLI's List Serve
Policy and Disclaimer
At regular intervals, HDLI publishes
these exclusive periodicals:
||A must have for busy housing officials and counsel.
Features a quarterly compilation of nationwide case law affecting
housing agencies, carefully summarized and indexed. This
publication is free to members.
to HUD Regulations
| Features the only comprehensive index to HUD's Title 24 regulations,
by subject matter and acronym. Updated annually and provided
in electronic PDF format. This publication is free to
members and available to non-HDLI
members for $125. Order
- AMICUS CURIAE APPEARANCES
HDLI assists its members by filing
briefs as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in appropriate
appellate cases, subject to approval by HDLI's
Board of Directors.
HDLI has served as amicus curiae
in HUD v. Rucker (U.S. S. Ct.); Virginia v. Hicks
(U.S. S. Ct.); Nozzi v. Hous. Auth. of City of Los Angeles
(Ninth Circuit Ct. App.); Akron Metro. Hous. Auth. v. Harper
(Fifth Circuit Ct. App.); Public Hous. Agency of the City
of St. Paul v. Edwards (MN); Peart v. Jackson, et al.
(DC); Boston Hous. Auth. v. Bridgewaters (MA); Hinneberg
v. Big Stone C. Hous. and Redev. Auth. (MN); Dallas Hous.
Auth. v. Highlands of McKamy IV and V Commun. Improve. Assn,
et al. (TX); and Johnson v. Housing Auth. of Jefferson
- LEGISLATIVE COMMENT AND DRAFTING
HDLI drafts and files comments concerning
proposed HUD regulations that will impact HDLI
members. HDLI also assists in the
drafting of federal and state legislation, such as the Model
Housing Agency Act that has been utilized by several states
as enabling legislation.
- HDLI SPONSORS
Member Sponsors are a very
important component of HDLI. HDLI's sponsors provide
additional financial resources that further HDLI's mission of
providing outside legal resources to the public and affordable
housing industry. In addition to receiving all member benefits,
sponsors receive significant and recurring exposure to public
housing agency officials and decision makers through prominent
recognition in HDLI's programs and services.
If you are interested in joining HDLI,
see Joining HDLI.
Housing and Development Law Institute; 630 Eye Street, NW; Washington,
D.C., 20001-3736; Phone: 202-289-3400; Fax 202-289-3401 E-mail: email@example.com