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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 Fall CLE Conference

October 16, 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

HDLI will hold its 2015 Fall Legal Conference on October 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California as part of the NAHRO National Conference.  Attorneys will receive up to 6 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attending.

This year's topics will include:

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

  •  Transferring Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) or HUD-Insured Debt from One Project to Another Project

  •  The In's and Out's of the Environmental Review Process

  •  Important Lessons from the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD)

  •  Hot Topics in Fair Housing! Best Practices to Address Liability Based on "Disparate Impact" & Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

  •  HDLI Open Forum - Attendees Bring Questions of Interest to the Group for Discussion

Register Here for HDLI's 2015 Fall 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 July 2015)

Ms. Walker successfully has trained more than 4,000 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), 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

2015 Spring Conference Written Materials

HDLI held its 2015 Spring Legal Conference on April 9 & 10 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.  The conference written materials are now available for purchase.  Topics covered include:

  •  Review of Case Law Affecting Affordable and Public  Housing
  •  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.

  •  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?

Order the 2015 Spring Conference Written Materials Here


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