We will discuss best practices as far as what property owners and managers should do to help prevent and address harassment. A major concern for property managers and owners is their liability if they do not get involved in any issues of harassment.
A property owner or manager may be either directly or vicariously liable for sexual harassment as well as other issues between tenants. You must now get involved or you can be held liable for a fair housing violation. This will be discussed in detail.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits harassment, retaliation, and other types of discrimination in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status (households with children under age 18, including persons seeking custody or who are pregnant), or national origin.
Benefits of attending session:
- We will cover all types of harassment and explain what they are and what can be done to prevent them. They are:
- Sexual harassment
- Quid pro quo
- Hostile environment
- We will also discuss what duties do property owners or property managers have to prevent or stop sexual harassment
- HUD’s Equal Access Rule prohibits owners with Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts from making housing unavailable because of an applicant’s or resident’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status
Who should attend?
- Property Managers
- Property owners
- Leasing agents
- Housing Authorities