MEETINGS & EVENTS

Schedule

NAA offers a variety of educational formats to ensure there’s something for everyone. Attend Friday's General Session and you could be in the drawing to win a $5,000 cash prize! You must be present to win!

Wednesday, June 26

1:45PM
2:45PM
Apartment Advocacy and You: Perfect Together
Legal/Fair Housing
Every day in Washington, D.C. and city and state halls across the country, policymakers make decisions affecting the rental housing industry. Direct constituent engagement with legislators and policymakers is one of the most underrated methods of influencing their decisions! Review the training and resources on how to make yourself into an apartment ambassador with the help of the resources NAA makes available for advocacy at all levels of government.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of individual citizen participation in the legislative and policy process.
  • Describe concrete tools for influencing your legislators and policymakers.
  • Identify priority federal issues for the rental housing industry in 2019.

Speakers

Name: 
Greg Brown
Job Title: 
SVP, Government Affairs
Company: 
NAA
Name: 
Jim Wilson
Job Title: 
Director, Political Affairs
Company: 
NAA

Thursday, June 27

8:30AM
9:30AM
Must-Know: Fair Housing Trends and Compliance Strategies for 2019
Legal/Fair Housing
Although the requirements of the Fair Housing Act are simple, compliance has become more complicated than ever. Identify and examine the most frequently encountered fair housing issues of the day, including limited English proficiency (LEP), occupancy standards and the expansion of the protected class of sex. Industry best practices will be shared for managing compliance for each.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand current and important trends in Fair Housing to be equipped with information to ensure their operating practices are compliant.
  • Identify the impact of recent Fair Housing case decisions and legal interpretations on current compliance philosophy and identify needed changes.
  • Share compliance strategies and best practices that minimize the possibility of being named in a Fair Housing lawsuit complaint.

Speakers

Name: 
Gina Carter, NALP, CAM, CAPS
Job Title: 
VP, Portfolio Operations
Company: 
Blue Ridge Companies
Name: 
Theresa Kitay, J.D.
Job Title: 
Attorney at Law
Company: 
Theresa L. Kitay, Attorney at Law
Name: 
Nicole Upano
Job Title: 
Director, Public Policy
Company: 
NAA
2:45PM
3:15PM
Hot Topics in Fair Housing: Lightning Round!
Legal/Fair Housing
The Fair Housing Jeopardy board lights up with six categories of “answers,” each requiring some thought to come up with the “question” on some of the hottest topics in fair housing for apartment communities.  Get a succinct, practical, and fair housing-compliant explanation of these common - but often vexing - fair housing issues presented by one of two attorney panelists specializing in fair housing defense. 
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify practical, compliant responses to common but puzzling fair housing issues.
  • Recognize the most common issues subject to recent fair housing enforcement actions.
  • Ensure fair housing compliance in the day-to-day activities of professional apartment operation and ownership.

Speakers

Name: 
Theresa Kitay, J.D.
Job Title: 
Attorney at Law
Company: 
Theresa L. Kitay, Attorney at Law
Name: 
Zachary Kitay, J.D.
Job Title: 
Associate Attorney
Company: 
Theresa L. Kitay, Attorney at Law
4:15PM
4:45PM
Dog Gone Mad!
Legal/Fair Housing
Are your communities overrun with emotional support animals? Does it feel like a jungle out there? As nationwide demand for emotional support animals continues to grow, so does the confusion about which laws apply and what property management companies and owners can (and can’t) do to stem the tide. Understand the most current national trends relating to support animals. 
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the most current national trends relating to support animals.
  • Develop strategies for handling the most common support animal issues.
  • Learn HUD’s position on verification letters from online providers.

Speakers

Name: 
Shawn Bankson
Job Title: 
Partner, Fair Housing Practice Group
Company: 
Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
Name: 
Craig McMahon
Job Title: 
Partner, Business Real Estate Group
Company: 
Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
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