New HUD Guidance Released on Criminal Background and Housing!

Julien CastroJulian Castro, the HUD Secretary, announced the release of new guidance on HUD’s interpretation of how the Fair Housing Act applies to policies that exclude people with criminal records. HUD says that private landlords who have blanket bans on renting to people with criminal records are in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

 

This new guidance utilizes a legal standard that was upheld by the United States Supreme Court last year that allows plaintiffs to challenge housing practices that have a discriminatory effect without having to show discriminatory intent. Federal officials say that this new guidance is intended to emphasize to landlords that blanket bans are illegal and to inform housing applicants of their rights.

 

Click here for the full guidance released by HUD.

TILA/RESPA INTEGRATED DISCLOSURE REFORM SEMINAR!

TILA/RESPA INTEGRATED DISCLOSURE REFORM SEMINAR!

Govt-Regulation-500x300Wednesday, September 9, 2015   4-6 p.m. at VPAR

Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members

FEATURING SETTLEMENT ATTORNEY/STAFF: Brian Lytle, Esq. and Heather Fuller, General Manger of Lytle Title & Escrow

FEATURING LENDERS:

Alison Hutson, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Tu Ritter, Monarch Mortgage

  • Exactly what the rule is
  • What does “business day” really mean
  • Benefits for consumers
  • Initial Problems
  • Interest rate games
  • Possible closing delays
  • Costly issues for clients
  • Be prepared
  • Q & A with the panel

SPONSORED BY NATIONAL EXTERMINATING COMPANY!

http://www.vpar.org/PDF/2015%20education/TILA%20RESPA.pdf

REGISTER AT MEMBERS.VPAR.ORG

Call Jo McNamara Daly, Education Director at 757-599-5222 ext. 302 to be billed or pay by credit card

brought to you by the Professional Development Committee

New Blake Hegeman Class: Dilemmas Facing Real Estate Licensees

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VPAR “DAY” COURT

TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH 1-3 P.M. AT VPAR

“DILEMMAS FACING REAL ESTATE LICENSEES”

By Blake Hegeman, VAR Legal Counsel

 

Approved for 1 hour Legal Update and 1 hour Contracts continuing education credit

WE HAVE THE EVER POPULAR BLAKE BACK IN THE HOUSE – we know you appreciate it when we have an attorney as our speaker!

  • The unpleasant buyer – to release or not to release
  • Disclosing a difficult situation in the throws of dual agency
  • What is too much alteration of a photograph
  • The duty of loyalty – who shall I side with
  • Ask Blake YOUR risk management question

Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members

register at members.vpar.org or call 757-599-5222 ext. 302 or email Jo McNamara Daly – jo@vpar.org to get billed.

presented by the Professional Development Committee

see the flyer for more info:

http://www.vpar.org/PDF/2015%20education/Dilemmas%20Facing%20Real%20Estate%20Licensees.pdf