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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.


Conferences and Training


Register Now for HDLI's
2016 Spring CLE Conference

April 28-29, 2016
Washington, D.C.

will hold its 2016 Spring CLE Conference on April 28 & 29 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.  Attorneys in all states can receive up to 12 Continuing Legal Education credits, including ethics.

This year's Spring Conference topics will include:

  •  Public Housing and Section 8 Grievance Hearings - Do's and Don'ts to Avoid Liability

  •  UPCS V - HUD's New Section 8 Electronic Inspection Process - How it Should Work, Risks and Liabilities, Industry Concerns

  •  Model Section 3, Community Service & Resident Self Sufficiency Programs - HUD's New Rules, Avoiding PHA Liability, Must-Have Policies and Documents, Innovative Ways to Fund the Program

  •  HUD's Proposal for Authority-Wide Smoke-Free Housing - HUD's Proposed Rule, Exceptions and Reasonable Accommodations, Cessation and Education Programs, Enforcement Challenges

  •  Latest Fair Housing Issues - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Liability for Discriminatory Effects, Avoiding Gender Indentity Discrimination, and More!

  •  Fostering Prisoner and Juvenile Reentry and Family Unification Programs Within Existing HUD Program Rules and Regulations - HUD's Proposed Rule on Use of Criminal Histories, Juvenile Reentry, and Other Challenges

  •  Access to Personally Indentifiable Information - Model Policies, Public Records Requests, and Confidentiality

  •  Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) 2.0 - Where We Are Now and Where RAD is Going

  •  Semi-Annual Review of Case Law Affecting Public and Affordable Housing - Presented by HDLI's CEO/General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker

  •  Legal Ethics, Open Forum, Welcome Reception, and More!

Register Here for HDLI's 2016 Spring CLE Conference



HDLI On-Site Training

HDLI is available to conduct personalized Fair Housing Training on-site at your agency. Fair Housing Training is also available for private companies.

HDLI is also available to conduct on-site "One Strike" Evictions Training as well as on-site Grievance Training.

HDLI's on-site trainings are conducted by our CEO and General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker.

Fair Housing Training Clients:
(As of February 2016)

Ms. Walker has successfully trained more than 4,300 front-line, maintenance, managerial, executive, and legal staff of housing agencies and housing developers of all sizes, including The CT Group, (D.C.), Dwayne Henson Investments, Inc. (TX), KG Residential, LLC (TX), HFI Management Company (TX), LBK Limited (TX), Dallas Housing Authority (TX), Houston Housing Authority (TX), Fort Worth Housing Authority (TX), Abilene Housing Authority (TX), Candletree Apartments (TX), Denton Housing Authority (TX), Integrated Housing Solutions LLC (TX), Monarch Properties (TX), Orion Residential Properties (TX), Overton Park Townhomes (TX), Pace Realty (TX), Tarrant County Housing Assistance (TX), Seattle Housing Authority (WA), Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (CA), Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (CA), Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (CA), Housing Authority of the City of Ventura (CA), Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard (CA), Orlando Housing Authority (FL), Tampa Housing Authority (FL), Sanford Housing Authority (FL), Pinellas County Housing Authority (FL), Seminole County Housing Authority (FL), Winter Park Housing Authority (FL), CF Lane, LLC (FL), Owensboro Housing Authority (KY), Bowling Green Housing Authority (KY), Beaver Dam Housing Authority (KY), Housing Authority of Henderson (KY), Housing Authority of Madisonville (KY), Charleston Housing Authority (SC), Newark Housing Authority (NJ), North Bend City/Coos-Curry County Housing Authorities (OR), Henry County Housing Authority (IL), Richland County Housing Authority (IL), St. Mary's County Housing Authority (MD), Harrisburg Housing Authority (PA), Denver Housing Authority (CO), Cambridge Housing Authority (MA), Housing Authority of New Orleans (LA), St. Bernard Parish Government (LA), Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA-nationwide), Pacific Northwest Regional Council, and states of Michigan (MI), Indiana (IN), and Nebraska (NE) affiliates of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).  Ms. Walker also has a broad knowledge of federally-assisted public and affordable housing programs, applicable federal regulations (such as those implemented by HUD and the Justice Department), and the fair housing obligations implicit therein. Ms. Walker is certified as a fair housing trainer by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

HDLI's New Online Fair Housing Training


Contact HDLI by telephone (202) 289-3400 or e-mail hdli@hdli.org for more information about upcoming CLE conferences and on-site training.

Housing and Development Law Institute; 630 Eye Street, NW; Washington, D.C., 20001-3736; Phone: 202-289-3400; Fax 202-289-3401 E-mail: hdli@hdli.org