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The Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) is a nationwide non-profit member organization whose mission is to serve as a legal resource to public housing and redevelopment agencies, their developers and legal counsel.


What's New:

Register Now for HDLI's 2024 Virtual Grievance Training
July 24-25, 2024
Via Zoom

2024 Commissioners and E.D. Conference
September 5-13, 2024
Edgartown, MA

Free 60-Day Trial of HDLI membership

The Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) is a nationwide non-profit membership organization that serves as a legal resource for stakeholders in the affordable and public housing industry. HDLI is the only national organization solely addressing the legal, rather than the policy or administrative, issues facing public housing and redevelopment agencies. HDLI publishes legal periodicals, prepares annual reviews of important cases affecting housing agencies, publishes an index to HUD regulations, conducts CLE conferences and other educational activities, provides legal training and individualized counseling, sponsors an active list serve, and serves as a friend of the court, or amicus, in appropriate cases important to its members.






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Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP


Saxon, Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.


Coats Rose, P.C.

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

HDLI Membership:

Free 60-Day Trial of HDLI membership is now available.

HDLI Virtual Trainings:

Design Your Own
HDLI Training Course
see here for details

Sample agendas for half-day fair housing training as well as full-day training are available here.  HDLI customizes the training agenda for each agency based on their needs.

HDLI is also available to conduct virtual "One Strike" Evictions Training as well as Grievance Training.

HDLI's in-person and virtual trainings are conducted by our CEO and General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker.

Minimum number of trainees required.  Contact HDLI for more information.

HDLI Conferences:

Each Spring and each Fall, HDLI holds a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) conference designed to educate housing agency officials, employees, and legal counsel on hot legal topics of importance to public housing agencies.  HDLI also hold an annual "General Counsel Forum" for PHA legal counsel. At each of these conferences, HDLI assembles prominent speakers on a host of current and hot topics important to housing agencies.  HDLI provides to all attendees a binder full of helpful monologues, cases, statutes and regulations. These materials serve as excellent additions to your resource library, and they are available for purchase.

Upcoming HDLI Conferences

HDLI Membership/Board of Directors:

HDLI’s membership consists of more than 280 public housing and redevelopment agencies, law firms and companies that serve public housing agencies across the United States.  HDLI’s prestigious board of directors is composed of executive directors of public housing agencies, as well as the housing attorneys who represent those agencies. The business affairs of HDLI are managed by Lisa L. Walker, CEO and General Counsel.

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