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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 2015 Spring CLE Conference

April 9-10, 2015
Washington Marriott Georgetown
Washington, D.C.

HDLI will hold its 2015 Spring Legal Conference on April 9 & 10 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.  This Continuing Legal Education conference is designed for housing and redevelopment agency staff and legal counsel. Attorneys will receive up to 12 CLE credits, including ethics.  

Topics will include:

  •  Understanding PHA Obligations Under the New Procurement Rules:  What's New & What's Not

  •  Disclosure of Your Client's Private Information: FOIA, State Open  Records Laws, Strategies & Challenges

  •  On-Site Housing for PHA Police, Maintenance or Other Employees -  The Considerations: Lease v. Other Structure, Rent v. Free, Grievance  Rights, Transfer Requests, Etc.

  •  When and How to Enforce the Lease & When to Involve Social  Services (Not a Mutually-Exclusive Choice): A Discussion of Effective  Strategies and Challenges for Landlords in HUD programs

  •  Housing Veterans Under HUD's VASH Program: The Interplay Between  HUD and Veterans Administration Rules, Handling Criminal Activity,  Terminations, Etc.

  •  OIG: What Can They Do and What Can You Do About It?

  •  Legal Ethics Topics for 2015 & Beyond

  •  Semi-Annual Review of Case Law Affecting Affordable and Public  Housing

  •  Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Gustavo Velasquez, HUD Assistant  Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

  •  Welcome Reception, Open Forum, and More!

The Conference Program is Available Here

Register Here for the 2015 Spring CLE 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