The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) continues its series of webinars for residents of HUD affordable rental housing assistance, including public housing, vouchers, and project-based Section 8.
This week on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10, there will be a two-part, web-based training about residents’ rights to organize and participate in key decisions about their homes. These two sessions will cover:
- The rights of public housing residents under Section 964 of the regulations.
- The rights of residents in private, HUD-assisted housing under Section 245 of the regulations.
- Resident Advisory Boards (RABs) for public housing and voucher residents.
- Organizing voucher participants through the RAB process.
The sessions are at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT/4 pm MT/3 pm PT.
The first set of sessions in April provided an overview of HUD’s rental housing programs. Those webinars and outlines about public housing, vouchers, and project-based Section 8 are available at http://www.nhlp.org/webinars.
Three more webinars are scheduled for future months:
- An explanation of rent calculations, including what does and does not count as tenant income, will be on Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday May 31.
- Details about disability-related reasonable accommodation rights will be provided on Tuesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 21.
- Tools residents can use to enforce their rights will be the topic on Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12.
Tenants, Resident Council members, local tenant advocates, and community organizers will all gain from the trainings. There is no fee thanks to the support of the Herb Block Foundation. For more details, visit the NHLP homepage at www.nhlp.org. Direct questions to ResidentAcademy@nhlp.org or call 415-546-7000 x3110.
The National Housing Law Project has the nation’s top legal experts on the rights of residents in HUD’s federally assisted rental housing programs.