Renting to Residents with Limited English Proficiency

SFAA & CAA are proud to partner and present this on demand webinar. What legal obligations do you have to non-English speaking prospects and residents? Given that nearly 45% of Californians do not speak English at home, many language assistance practices are simply good business practices. This webinar will cover federal and California fair housing laws that contain protections based on national origin, citizenship, immigration status and primary language: President Clinton's Executive Order and H.U.D.'s Limited English Proficiency guidelines: and specific California laws regarding immigration status and translation contracts.

This webinar will cover:

  • What if a prospect leaves a voicemail in Spanish, which you don't speak?
  • Is it okay for a resident to use their child as an interpreter?
  • What documents have to be translated?
  • Can I have an English-only property?
  • Can I require a prospect or resident to communicate in writing?
  • Do I have to pay for an interpreter?
  • What if the prospect is speaking English, but I can't understand because of their accent?
  • Do the courts have translator/interpreters for eviction cases?

This class will be taught by Michelle Horneff-Cohen of Property Management Systems.

Fee: Members $45, Non-members $65 

For more information, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415.255.2288 x113 or [email protected]

11/1/2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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