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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


HDLI's 2014 Spring CLE Conference

PHAs OUT FRONT: Legal Issues & Strategies
That Should Be On Your Front Burner

May 15-16, 2014
Washington, D.C.

HDLI will hold its 2014 Spring CLE Conference on May 15-16 at the Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This Legal CLE Conference is for everyone. Led by some of the very best legal minds and practitioners in the assisted housing industry, this conference will convene some of the most experienced attorneys and housing agency officials who have successfully resolved tough legal and operational issues facing agencies across the country. Speakers will address today’s legal issues head-on, providing their studied insights and real-life examples. Stay “ahead of the curve” and learn how recent lawsuits across the country involving issues of particular interest to PHAs have been resolved. You will undoubtedly walk away from this conference with tons of useful information and written materials to share with your entire agency.

This conference will cover some of the most important legal topics facing our industry, including:

  •  Update on the FY 2014 Budget and Its Impact on PHAs

  •  Regional PHAs and Consortia: Exploring Opportunities As Well As State and Federal Barriers

  •  Procurement Made Easy – Innovative Methods to Legally Comply With 24 CFR Part 85

  •  Implementing Your “No Smoking” Policy: What’s Included, Phasing, Exclusions, Sanctions & More

  •  Early Lessons Learned From Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

  •  Tackling Sophisticated Sexual Orientation Issues – Permissible Inquiries, Establishing Household Composition, HUD Reporting & More

  •  Successful Strategies for Dealing With Tenant and Applicant Mental Health Issues

  •  Terminating Assistance for Criminal Activity, Guns, and Drugs – Where PHAs Sometimes Go Wrong

  •  HUD Fair Housing Investigations: Trappings of the Investigation and Complaint Resolution Process, Typical VCA Provisions & More

  •  Annual Review of Case Law Affecting Public Housing and Redevelopment Agencies

  •  Legal Ethics, Keynote Luncheon, Open Forum, and More!

Register Now for the 2014 Spring Conference

HDLI's NEW Online Fair Housing 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 on-site trainings are conducted by our Executive Director and General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker.


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