"Independent living" has been used for decades to describe senior housing properties. A simple search of the Internet will demonstrate how widely the term is used in both market-rate and affordable housing. Some, however, argue that the term itself violates federal fair housing law. Others don't go that far but are bringing lawsuits aimed at management practices that underpin the concept – and they are winning!
Beyond the legal and regulatory questions, it is becoming increasingly clear that "independent living" may soon be an outmoded concept – if it isnít already.
In this webinar, NCHM's leading expert on senior housing management, Mr. Paul Votto, is joined by NCHM's foremost expert on federal occupancy compliance, Ms. Lisa Vercauteren, to tackle this thorny issue.
Join Paul and Lisa as they explore:
What is meant by "independent living" in senior housing
The arguments that "independent living" violates federal fair housing law
Questionable tenant selection and lease enforcement practices
How the traditional "three levels of care" paradigm doesnít work anymore, particularly for HUD and Section 42 senior housing
Proactive changes to help avoid the predicted tsunami of lawsuits and Fair Housing complaints
Don't miss this webinar on a topic that is very likely to become the talk of the industry in 2016!