Re-evaluating Criminal Background Policies: 2021 Update

May 27, 2021
60 Mins
Paul Flogstad
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Criminal Background Policies and How they impact Property Managers and Owner

There is much information about criminal background policies and how they impact a property manager or owner. It is imperative to do things correctly to avoid a fair housing complaint. Join this information-packed webinar where HUD expert Paul Flogstad will examine the basics of discrimination and the history starting with the disparate impact rulings and what the correct process is as of today. Paul will discuss HUD’s memos and see what they mean for us today. Since nearly one-third of the population has a criminal record of some sort, we need to understand their rights of the accused and the rights of a property owner.

Paul will also discuss what HUD’s rulings have to do with “blanket prohibitions” on such topics as no felonies allowed at this property. He'll also dissect the best practices on what to do correctly including the “individualized assessment” that is now required. In addition, Paul will be discussing the policy on LEP ( Limited English Proficiency) required as per HUD’s direction during the webinar.

Webinar Objectives

This is a ‘Hot topic” and it must be handled correctly. Attending this webinar, you will learn what to do when faced with a decision based on prior criminal conduct and how it affects our potential applicant as well as our existing multi-family community. You will be able to decide about the reasonable accommodations necessary to facilitate a decision when confronted with a criminal background.

Webinar Highlights

During the webinar, Paul will focus on best practices about:

  • Written policies
  • Unsuitable tenant
  • What information is needed to make a legitimate decision
  • What is a “blanket” ban
Who Should Attend
  • Property Managers    
  • Property owners    
  • Leasing Consultant    
  • Housing Authority Staff    
  • Realtors    
  • Community Development Staff
Paul Flogstad

Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training. Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies. He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations...
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