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.
New Online Fair Housing Training
HDLI Now and receive our membership benefits.
HDLI On-Site Trainings:
HDLI is available to
conduct personalized Fair
Housing Training on-site at your agency. Fair Housing Training
is also available for private
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 on-site "One
Strike" Evictions Training as well as on-site Grievance
Contact HDLI as soon as possible to secure
your preferred training dates!
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
HDLI’s membership consists of more
than 250 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.