Join us on August 4 at 1:30 pm EDT as NAA announces the release of two important, fair housing resources for its members! Learn more about the 2022 update of the NAA Emotional Support Animal Toolkit and NAA’s fair housing resource, the Accessible Design and Construction Toolkit. These toolkits will help you better understand your fair housing responsibilities and stay in legal compliance with the law.
During this session, you will get a sneak preview of:
- NAA’s Emotional Support Animal Toolkit: 2022 Edition – An e-book that informs industry professionals on their fair housing obligations when an applicant or resident requests an assistance animal and helps housing providers navigate fraudulent requests for emotional support animals.
- NAA’s Accessible Design and Construction Toolkit – An e-book that educates industry professionals on their fair housing responsibilities which require rental housing providers to keep their physical properties accessible to disabled persons.
NAA credential holders can earn 1 continuing education credit by attending this webinar!
About the Hosts
Theresa L. Kitay
Theresa L. "Terry" Kitay focuses her practice on defense and preventive representation of clients in the housing industry in all civil rights matters, including fair housing, Section 504, Title VI, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Terry's clients include many of the leading residential housing providers and public housing authorities in the country. She provides representation for consultation, conciliation, administrative matters and state and federal court litigation and appeals. Her practice places particular emphasis on advice regarding disability and accessibility issues, including compliance with the Fair Housing Act and building code requirements for accessibility in the design and construction of new multifamily housing. Terry is a California Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp) and an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner certified by the International Code Council. She was formerly a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Terry’s enforcement background with HUD, combined with extensive experience in the defense representation of housing professionals since leaving HUD, have given her a unique ability to assist clients who face civil rights issues or wish to avoid them in the future.
Terry is a frequent source and contributor on fair housing, accessibility, and related topics to such national publications as Units and Fair Housing Coach. She routinely serves as a subject matter expert on fair housing and accessibility for the National Apartment Association and has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on these issues.