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Homeowner Stability: Protecting LGBTQ Seniors (Webcast)

Homeowner Stability: Protecting LGBTQ Seniors and Disabled
Friday, June 26, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Program Fee:

Free for Members & Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations | $50 for Nonmembers
To register as a member of a co-sponsoring organization, please call 212-382-6663.

CLE Credit:
New York: 2.0 Total: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 1.0 Skills
New Jersey: 2.0 General
California: 2.0 Total: 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 1.0 General
Pennsylvania: 1.5 Total: 0.5 Professional Responsibility, 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

LGBTQ senior and disabled New York homeowners have long enriched our city’s distinctive cultural fabric and anchored diverse neighborhoods across all five boroughs, but are among those especially vulnerable to housing instability as ever increasing property values, income disparity and population growth cause unnecessary home loss. Now, COVID-19, economic collapse, and civil unrest magnify and exacerbate housing insecurity for those with low to moderate and fixed income, members of racial and sexual minorities, and the very young and very old. Seniors and those living with disabilities are especially vulnerable to loss of their home, whether through difficulty managing finances and the challenge of meeting increasing housing expenses on fixed or reduced income, predatory activity by opportunistic investors, elder/disabled abuse, or simply isolation and diminishing capacity. Additionally, many LGBTQ individuals, especially seniors, have no children to monitor their affairs or are estranged from family as a legacy of when society was much less accepting. LGBTQ seniors and those with disabilities have also faced historic discrimination in the workplace and more limited access to opportunities. This CLE will address legal issues that affect senior and disabled LGBTQ homeowners and provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused roadmap and resources to help advise this community on how to age in place or transition to new housing options with dignity and safety.

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Program Co-Instructors:
Kurt M. Denk, Pro Bono Counsel, City Bar Justice Center
K. Scott Kohanowski, Director of the Homeowner Stability and LGBT Advocacy Projects, City Bar Justice Center

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Housing and Urban Development, Daniel M. Bernstein and Jennifer Kubicki, Co-Chairs
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, Noah E. Lewis and Geoffrey L. Wertime, Co-Chairs
Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force, Steven J. Helfont, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
City Bar Justice Center, Lynn Kelly, Executive Director
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

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