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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.


Conferences and Training


Register Now for HDLI's
2019 Spring CLE Conference

May 9-10, 2019
Washington Marriott Georgetown
Washington, D.C.

HDLI's 2019 Spring Legal Conference will be held on May 9-10, 2019 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.  

Attorneys in all states can receive up to 12 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, including ethics.

This year's topics will include:

  •  2019 Legislative Update - Keeping Current on Major Policy Initiatives in Washington

  •  Costly Procurement Mistakes To Avoid - Piggy-Backing, Legal and Other Professional Services, Sole Source Contracts, Section 3, MBE/WBE, & More

  •  The New Face of Affordable Housing Part I - Legal Considerations Involving Repositioning, Disposition, Voluntary Conversion, & More

  •  The New Face of Affordable Housing Part II - New Inspection Rules, Rent Reform, Moving To Work (MTW) Expansion, New ACC & CACC Provisions, & More

  •  RAD 2019 - Today's Legal Challenges in the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program

  •  All About Tenant Privacy Rights - Open Records Requests, Securing PHA Systems, Data Sharing Agreements, & More

  •  Review of Case Law Affecting Public Housing and Redevelopment Agencies

  •  Legal Ethics, Open Forum, Keynote Luncheon, Welcome Reception, and More!

    Register Here for the 2019 Spring Legal Conference



Save the Dates!

Martha's Vineyard Commissioners Conference
Co-Hosted by Leo Dauwer and HDLI

Five identical sessions to choose from
Session 1 - September 5-6, 2019
Session 2 - September 9-10, 2019
Session 3 - September 12-13, 2019
Session 4 - September 16-17, 2019
Session 5 - September 19-20, 2019

HDLI's 2019 Fall CLE Conference
October 11, 2019
San Antonio, TX


HDLI On-Site Training

is available to conduct personalized Fair Housing Training on-site at your agency. Fair Housing Training is also available for private companies.

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 Training.

HDLI's on-site trainings are conducted by our CEO and General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker.

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

Fair Housing Training Clients:
(As of March 2019)

Ms. Walker has successfully trained more than 4,500 front-line, maintenance, managerial, executive, and legal staff of housing agencies and housing developers of all sizes, including The CT Group, (D.C.), Dwayne Henson Investments, Inc. (TX), KG Residential, LLC (TX), HFI Management Company (TX), LBK Limited (TX), Dallas Hous. Auth. (TX), Houston Hous. Auth. (TX), Fort Worth Hous. Auth. (TX), Abilene Hous. Auth. (TX), Candletree Apartments (TX), Denton Hous. Auth. (TX), Integrated Housing Solutions LLC (TX), Monarch Properties (TX), Orion Residential Properties (TX), Overton Park Townhomes (TX), Pace Realty (TX), Tarrant County Housing Assistance (TX), Seattle Hous. Auth. (WA), Hous. Auth. of the City of Los Angeles (CA), Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (CA), Hous. Auth. of the County of Ventura (CA), Hous. Auth. of the City of Ventura (CA), Hous. Auth. of the City of Oxnard (CA), Orlando Hous. Auth. (FL), Tampa Hous. Auth. (FL), Sanford Hous. Auth. (FL), Pinellas County Hous. Auth. (FL), Seminole County Hous. Auth. (FL), Winter Park Hous. Auth. (FL), Punta Gorda Hous. Auth. (FL), Arcadia Hous. Auth. (FL), Avon Park Hous. Auth. (FL), CF Lane, LLC (FL), Owensboro Hous. Auth. (KY), Bowling Green Hous. Auth. (KY), Beaver Dam Hous. Auth. (KY), Hous. Auth. of Henderson (KY), Hous. Auth. of Madisonville (KY), Charleston Hous. Auth. (SC), Newark Hous. Auth. (NJ), Syracuse Hous. Auth. (NY), North Bend City/Coos-Curry County Housing Authorities (OR), Henry County Hous. Auth. (IL), Richland County Hous. Auth. (IL), Prince George's County Hous. Auth. (MD), St. Mary's County Hous. Auth. (MD), Harrisburg Hous. Auth. (PA), Altoona Hous. Auth. (PA), McKean County Hous. Auth. (PA), Denver Hous. Auth. (CO), Cambridge Hous. Auth. (MA), Hous. Auth. of New Orleans (LA), St. Bernard Parish Government (LA), Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership (CT), Lucas Metropolitan Hous. Auth. (OH), Savannah Hous. Auth. (GA), Warner Robins Hous. Auth. (GA), Roanoke Redevelopment and Hous. Auth. (VA), Lynchburg Redevelopment and Hous. Auth. (VA), Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (VAHCDO), Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA-nationwide), NYSPHADA (NY), the following Regional Councils of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO): Pacific Northwest (PNRC), Mid-Atlantic (MARC), Southeast (SERC), and the Michigan (MI), Indiana (IN), and Nebraska (NE) affiliates of NAHRO. Ms. Walker also has a broad knowledge of federally-assisted public and affordable housing programs, applicable federal regulations (such as those implemented by HUD and the Justice Department), and the fair housing obligations implicit therein. Ms. Walker is certified as a fair housing trainer by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

HDLI's Online Fair Housing Training


Contact HDLI by telephone (202) 289-3400 or e-mail hdli@hdli.org for more information about upcoming CLE conferences and trainings.

Housing and Development Law Institute; 630 Eye Street, NW; Washington, D.C., 20001-3736; Phone: 202-289-3400; Fax 202-289-3401 E-mail: hdli@hdli.org