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Monthly Meeting - Fair Housing Refresher

with... Teresa Baker

This month we will be hearing from Teresa Baker about Fair Housing. Our vendor spotlight will be Jeff Cordray with Cordray Roofing. Networking at starts at 6:30pm. The main meeting will start at 7:00pm. See you there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Virtual ONLINE Event
How do you get better at screening applicants while staying within the Fair Housing Act? You attend this month's virtual meeting. This will be perfect for those who have never heard of the FHA to those who just need a refresher. We will hear a presentation by Teresa Baker from Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. She will be covering a wide range of FHA topics to include:
  • -Seven protected classes under the Federal Fair Housing Act & any local protected classes
  • -Rights afforded tenants in a protected class
  • -Reasonable accommodations and modifications and the responsibilities for landlords & tenants
  • -How to verify a need for an accommodation/modification and who pays for associated costs
  • -Assistive Animals – Service and Emotional Support
  • -Discrimination – examples of discrimination
  • -Penalties for not complying with the law
  • -Q & A

Teresa Baker is an expert in the practical application of the Kansas Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Fair Housing Act. Teresa is the Program Manager for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.'s (HCCI) Tenant/Landlord Counseling and Education and HOPE Financial Coaching Programs.   

Teresa is requested by municipalities across Kansas to train their citizens and staff on the implementation of the Kansas Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Fair Housing Act, and best practices in rental housing.  She speaks to various city and rural landlords and apartment associations. Teresa has been a frequent speaker at the annual Kansas USDA Rural Rental Housing Association Conference and Kansas chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. She is HCCI’s representative to groups as diverse as local homeless shelters, high schools, colleges, government agencies, health agencies, social service organizations, code enforcement officers and prisons. 

Teresa’s prior experience includes being self-employed as a consultant for landlords and tenants and a trusted resource for various housing officials across Kansas.  She has a previous work history in Kansas Tax Credit, USDA Rural Development, and market-rate housing as a property manager and regional property manager.  Teresa feels her best accomplishment was serving in the US Army.

Teresa is an educator and advocate.  She believes in the power of people to learn and change their circumstances for the better.

About Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI)
HCCI is a non-profit agency founded in 1972.  HCCI provides counseling and education regarding rental housing issues, budgeting, credit, debt repayment including student loan repayment options and homeownership opportunities.  HCCI is certified by HUD and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.  HCCI is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and is registered and regulated in Kansas by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner.  HCCI has offices in Topeka and Lawrence and satellite offices in Manhattan and Emporia.  1-800-383-0217 or visit www.hcci-ks.org.

Our vendor spotlight this month is Jeff Cordray from Cordray Roofing. He will have a couple fun giveaways as well.

Cordray Roofing was established in the Spring of 2005 by Jeff Cordray in Gardner, Kansas. After years in the construction and maintenance industry, Jeff decided to change the focus of his business to the roofing industry. He has seen the business grow from a solo operation to a business that provides work for numerous employees and subcontractors. When Jeff started Cordray Roofing in 2005, his hope was to grow a business with top quality workmanship and honest and professional service. Cordray Roofing is a Class A licensed contractor; with additional certifications from the National Roofing Association, Owens Corning Preferred Contractor and an A+ accreditation from the BBB. Cordray Roofing's commitment to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service has allowed them to serve the Kansas City and surrounding areas for many years. Our honest team of professionals is proud to serve and often exceed the expectations of our customers. Cordray Roofing is your answer to improving the quality of your home or commercial property. 

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Date:  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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