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Applications and Screening

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual - Webinar


February WEBINAR Workshop:

Applications and Screening

  Tuesday, February 13, 2024

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Select the right tenant and your job is easy; choose unwisely and your job is a nightmare. This class teaches you the best practices in screening applicants including:

•   Fair Housing requirements
•    Prohibited considerations in screening
•    Creating screening criteria and policies
•    Spotting inaccurate information
•    Asking the right questions
•    Documentation requirements and provable income
•    The HUD Memo
•    Screening fees
•    Inability to verify information
•    Application denial
•    Reasonable accommodation for former addicts, alcoholics, victims of domestic violence
•    Reasonable Modification of dwelling unit
•    Reasonable accommodation for assistance animals
•    Record-keeping

Attendees should be able to understand how to create and apply screening criteria, how to create policies and procedures, and how to fairly process and evaluate applicants for rental housing. Attendees will learn how to apply Fair Housing requirements, prohibited considerations, screening fees, and when and how to make exceptions to policies, how to address issues of reasonable accommodation or modification. 

(worth 2 C.E. Credits)

CE for Licensed Professionals*

you will be e-mailed a link prior to the start of the webinar to join in

Your Webinar Instructor:

 Tia Politi**

Cost:  Members:  $40
   Non-Members:  $50

Bonus:   All Registrants will receive the recorded version of this webinar after the class ends - for a limited viewing time.

You must Register and pay online!  On the day of the webinar you will receive a link that will allow you to watch from your home or work computer, even your smart phone. A chat box will allow you to ask questions directly to the instructor. 

**To receive CE credits you MUST attend the live webinar AND sign-in at the beginning of the webinar and at the end in the side bar as well as provide your RE license #.  You will be e-mailed your CE Credits within 7 days from end of webinar.

Registration ends at Noon on 2/13/24

Webinar Requirements: High Speed Internet, Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone with audio    Optional: keyboard to chat

**Tia is a licensed property manager with more than 18 years of management experience in both private and subsidized housing.  She serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Lane County Rental Owners Association, and she Chairs the Programming, Bulletin and Education Committees.

She is President of the Oregon Rental Housing Association, a Chair on the Forms Committee and serves as Secretary for ORHA Education, Inc., another non-profit dedicated to providing impartial fact-based education to both renters and housing providers.

Tia volunteers as an instructor for St. Vincent de Paul's 'Second Chance" program, helping renters with poor history overcome barriers to obtaining shelter.  A few years ago she created a high school curriculum for high school seniors on the rights, risks and responsibilities of tenancy.  Her goal is to get this essential life skills education to all students throughout the state of Oregon.

Tia owns and operates Rental Housing Support Services, LLC, providing education, landlord helpline services, consultation, and support services to housing providers.

Cancellations/Changes and Refunds: Registration fees are non-refundable for non-attendance, late arrivals, and early departures. Fees will be refunded if cancellation or change resulting in a refund is received in writing no later than 1 week before the workshop date. After that date, fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed at no charge.

The content, information, opinions, and viewpoints contained in these educational materials and the information contained in the instructor’s presentation (collectively the “Course Materials”) are those of the authors, contributors and/or instructors of such materials. While Central Oregon Rental Owners Association (COROA) takes reasonable care to screen the credentials of the instructors, authors and contributors, COROA MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, as to the completeness or accuracy of the Course Materials. Persons who attend COROA classes and/or read the Course Materials (“Users”), use the Course Materials at their own risk, and COROA shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Course Materials, whether arising through negligence, oversight, or otherwise. Also, laws change and COROA has no duty to update the Course Materials.  Reliance on the Course Materials is strictly at your own risk. The Course Materials are general in nature and not intended as legal advice. Even if specific fact situations are discussed in the Course Materials, and even if the instructor is an attorney, Users must retain their own legal counsel if they desire legal advice. COROA specifically disclaims any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Course Materials are provided “AS IS” and it is the User’s job to evaluate the accuracy of any information contained therein. If a User is a property management professional, you should rely on your professional judgment in evaluating any and all Course Materials, and confirm the information contained in the Course Materials with other sources and your own legal counsel before undertaking any actions based on it. If you are not a management professional, you should evaluate the information together with your professional advisors.

COROA reserves the right to refuse registration/admittance to non-members.

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