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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 10th Annual
General Counsel Forum

January 29-30, 2015
Intercontinental Hotel
Tampa, Florida

will hold its 10th Annual General Counsel Forum on January 29-30, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  This round-table forum will focus on current issues that housing attorneys and directors need to know - discussed from the perspective of inside and outside housing agency counsel. The relaxed and interactive atmosphere of the forum encourages high-level and thorough discussion of the issues that other conference formats do not provide.

Attorneys will receive up to 6 CLE credits, including ethics.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of this Forum, topics will include:

  •  10 Hot Topic Legal Ethics Conundrums

  •  10 Lessons Learned from Managing Monster Litigation

  •  10 Key Issues in Converting to RAD

  •  10 Thoughts on Methamphetamine on Public Housing Property

  •  10 Initiatives for Discretionary Income

Please see the full program here for more information.

General Counsel Forum participants are invited to stay through Saturday, January 31st for optional social networking activities during Tampa's famous Gasparilla Pirate Festival!  Registrants will be sent details on these social events.

Register Here for the 2015 General Counsel Forum


HDLI's 2014 Fall Conference
Written Materials Are Available

held its 2014 Fall Legal Conference on October 17, 2014 in Baltimore.  The conference written materials are now available for purchase. Topics include:

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

  •  Balancing Legal Liabilities & Keeping Your Properties Safe - Use of Security Cameras, Security Guards, Effective Partnerships and Strategies

  •  Housing Development & Finance for Regular Housing Lawyers - How to Think and Speak Like a Developer

  •  Avoiding Reasonable Accommodations Snafus - The Bounds of Approving Assistance Animals, Third Party Verifications, Lawful Denials of RA Requests, and More

Order the Fall Conference Written Materials Here

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