“An Introduction to Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act”
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT
1.5 hours of General CLE credit (***pending approval by the North Carolina State Bar)
This presentation will provide attorneys, paralegals, and advocates an overview of Reasonable Accommodation Requests under the Fair Housing Act. Reasonable Accommodations are a powerful tool to enable persons with disabilities to access and preserve housing. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the Fair Housing Act and explain Reasonable Accommodations and best practices for drafting and securing Reasonable Accommodations. The presentation will include information about reasonable accommodations for assistance animals.
Hope Williams is a supervising attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Fair Housing Project where she represents victims of housing discrimination across the State. Hope has worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina since 2006, and previously was a staff attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Before joining the Fair Housing Project, Hope handled special education cases for students in public schools and immigration cases for victims of domestic violence and trafficking. She also spent several years at Legal Aid’s Centralized Intake Unit where she advised clients in a wide range of civil law matters and supervised Legal Aid’s Fair Housing intake and advice cases. Hope graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and got her undergraduate degree in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.