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On Federally Subsidized Housing? Attend Resident Training Academy!
Know your rights, exercise your power, and let your voice be heard! The National Housing Law Project, the nation’s top legal expert on the rights of residents in HUD”s federally-assisted rental housing programs, will launch its Resident Training Academy with a series of internet trainings on April 10.
With web-based training in the comfort of your home or office, you’ll get an overview of HUD’s rental housing programs and you’ll learn about participation and organizing rights in those programs. We’ll explain to you how HUD arrives at residents’ rent calculations, what’s included as tenant income and what should not be considered as income. We’ll discuss reasonable accommodation rights when someone in the household has a disability. And we’ll help you apply your knowledge! Learn what tools residents can use to enforce their rights. For more details, visit us at http://www.nhlp.org/.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Tenants of HUD’s affordable rental housing programs including public housing, vouchers, and project-based Section 8, resident council members, local tenant advocates, community organizers.
All sessions are web-based although audio-only can be accessed by phone. There are no training fees thanks to the support of the Herb Block Foundation.
All sessions will be held at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (and 3:00 PM Pacific T).