Webinar on Using HUD’s Nuisance Ordinance Guidance to Keep Domestic Violence Victims Safe

A free webinar will be held to discuss HUD’s recent guidance about fair housing standards related to nuisance abatement and crime-free housing ordinances (see Memo, 9/19). The webinar will also give an overview of HUD’s complaint process. The webinar will be held on October 20, 2016, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET.

The webinar will be of interest to domestic violence advocates, crime victim advocates, legal aid attorneys, and anyone who wants to better understand how nuisance abatement ordinances and crime-free housing programs impact victims of domestic violence.

Part 1 will cover the impact of nuisance abatement ordinances and crime-free housing programs on victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations. The presenter will be Sandra Park, senior attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project.  The ACLU’s webpage on nuisance ordinances is at: www.aclu.org/notanuisance

Part 2 will review HUDs new guidance, which is at: http://bit.ly/2cY6oGT. The presenter will be Kathleen Pennington, assistant general counsel for fair housing enforcement, HUD.

Part 3 will be an overview of HUD’s complaint process. The presenter will be Lynn Grosso, director of enforcement, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD.

Part 4 is a Q & A session with the presenters. Presenters will be available for an extra 30 minutes for participants who have additional questions and wish to stay on the line.

Accessibility: Live-streaming ASL interpretation will be provided for the webinar.

There is no registration process. Simply join the free webinar at: https://ovw.adobeconnect.com/ovwforum. Participants are urged to join a few minutes early to ensure the webinar works on your computer.

Audio will not play over your computer speakers. For audio, dial 641-715-0700. When prompted, enter the participant code: 577787#.  During the webinar, you can participate via the webinar’s “chat” feature or over the phone.