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The Legal Department is part of the Executive Department and provides legal analyses and advice on all matters related to SHA’s programs and initiatives. The department provides representation in judicial and administrative proceedings; prepares pleadings, contracts, leases, policies and other legal documents; responds to public records requests; and advises all SHA departments on a variety of legal issues such as personnel and labor relations, property management, landlord-tenant issues, compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations, and real estate finance and development. The Legal Department manages grievance and fair hearing proceedings and hearing officers, and investigates potential fraudulent activity related to SHA. The department also provides advice, guidance and training on disability and accommodation issues.
James Fearn, General Counsel