This webinar will cover federal and California fair housing laws that contain protections based on national origin, citizenship, immigration status and primary language; President Clinton‘s Executive Order and H.U.D.’s Limited English Proficiency guidelines; and specific California laws regarding immigration status and translation of contracts.
The speakers will then address common legal and practical questions that arise on this topic, including:
- What it a prospect leaves a voicemail in Spanish, which I do not speak?
- Is it okay for a resident to use their child as an interpreter?
- What documents have to be translated?
- Can I have an English-only property?
- Can I require a prospect or resident to communicate in writing?
- Do I have to pay for an interpreter?
- What if the prospect is speaking English, but I can’t understand because of their accent?
- Do the courts have translator/interpreters for eviction cases?
Lynn Dover, now retired, was the managing Partner of the Fair Housing Practice Group at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, a full service real estate law firm.
Heidi Palutke, Education, Policy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association
Original Broadcast Date: April 2021
On-Demand Cost: $49 CAA Member/ $89 Non-Member
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hr.
Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit for current CCRM Certified Individuals.