CCAC Fair Housing Training – Westchester County

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Thursday, August 12th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Under Section 700.21-a of the Laws of Westchester County, all board members of housing cooperatives are required to undergo a minimum of two hours of fair housing training every two years. Since the law is new this year, existing board members have 9 months in which to undergo their initial training (by May 1, 2022) while incoming board members will have to be trained within 60 days of taking their position on the board.

The first session will take place on Zoom on Thursday, August 12 at 6:00-8:00 pm.
The presenters will be:
Daniel S. Finger, Esq.
Finger & Finger, A Professional Corporation
Ronald A. Sher, Esq.
Himmelfarb & Sher, LLP

The training is free for any member of a board of directors whose co-op is a dues-paying member of the CCAC. If you are not sure if your housing co-op is a member of the CCAC, email us or call the BRI office at 914-273-0730.

The CCAC of the Building & Realty Institute has designed this program to be compliant with the minimum standard requirements as published by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. Topics to be covered include:

* A discussion of housing discrimination under local, state, and federal law;
* A discussion of protected classes and characteristics under local, state, and federal law;
* The obligations and responsibilities of members of governing boards to adhere to fair housing laws, including in the evaluation of applicants, the evaluation of requests for reasonable accommodations, and other common scenarios; and
* The role of local, state, and federal agencies in enforcing fair housing.

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