On-Demand Webinar: Fair Housing at 50: Emerging Trends You Should Be Aware Of

1-Hour Recorded Webinar: Fair Housing at 50: Emerging Trends You Should Be Aware Of

  • Originally Recorded: April 20, 2018
  • Speakers: Kathelene Williams, Esq. and Douglas D. Chasick, CPM®, CAPS, CAS, SLE, Adv. RAM, CLP
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Does the half-century-old Fair Housing Act apply to emerging issues like legalized marijuana, LGBTQ rights, and local crime-free and nuisance ordinances? Residents are raising fair housing claims in these areas, so you need to know how to respond to them – or better yet, how to avoid them in the first place.

In this one-hour webinar, fair housing experts Kathelene Williams and Douglas D. Chasick discuss how fair housing law is evolving to encompass emerging issues, and how claims against multifamily property owners and managers can arise from:

  • Medical and recreational marijuana use
  • Sexual orientation and gender identification
  • Local crime-free and nuisance ordinances
  • Website accessibility

This presentation is geared to:

  • Owners of multifamily housing properties
  • Managers of multifamily housing properties
  • Leasing agents
  • Attorneys and other rental property advisors

About the Speakers

Kathelene (Kathi) Williams, Esq. is a partner in the Law Firm of Williams & Edelstein, P.C., providing defense and preventative representation for the housing industry in all civil rights matters. Kathelene is a co-founder and partner in the Fair Housing Institute, Inc., a full-service training and consulting firm whose mission is to educate and advise the housing industry throughout the country about the social and economic benefits of providing fair housing and equal employment. Kathi represents housing industry clients from around the country on fair housing and other civil rights matters.

Kathi provides her clients with a unique expertise in the fair housing requirements of senior and federally assisted housing and has contributed to numerous housing industry publications. In her previous positions, Kathi served as a fair housing and employment attorney and as Director of the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Program for HUD’s Southeast Region. Throughout her career, Kathi has participated in the investigation, resolution, and litigation of thousands of fair housing cases. In addition to her responsibilities as legal counsel, Kathi has provided fair housing and equal employment training to private housing providers, associations, and government entities throughout the country for the past 30 years.


Douglas D. Chasick, CPM®, CAPS, CAS, SLE, Adv. RAM, CLP, is President of The Fair Housing Institute, Inc., based in Norcross, GA. He has over 40 years of hands-on property management experience, gained from on-site, supervisory, consulting, and executive positions with such industry giants as Johnstown Properties, R & B Realty Group (Oakwood), The Related Companies, and First Capital Companies. He began his career as a Resident Manager for a 524-unit apartment property, and has since been responsible for portfolios of over 28,000 apartments, and more than 8 million square feet of commercial, retail, and industrial properties.

An accomplished author with numerous articles published in national property management publications, Doug is co-author of the books The Apartment All Stars Complete Guide to Leasing Apartments and How to Excel in Leasing. Doug has spoken many times at apartment association events and annual conferences, and for many private company conferences. Doug and Kathi also serve on the Board of Advisors for Fair Housing Coach.


Please Note: The information contained in this webinar is provided by Vendome Real Estate Media and is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter.