The board of directors have three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.” Most states include these duties in the laws governing corporations, including not-for-profit organizations like your CIL or SILC.
Eight ethical values for your board or council
A board member or member of a Statewide Independent Living Council should be willing to sign an ethical code of conduct. This document should be part of the board or council member’s orientation and of any annual board or council
Ten areas for staff Codes of Ethical Conduct
We urge you to have a code of ethical conduct to which your staff and board agree. An internet search will provide you with many ideas, but here are some from a Center for Independent Living specific to staff, who
Six Things Every Housing Specialist Needs to Know
Accessible housing is required by the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to HUD guidelines, housing that is accessible facilitates the ability of persons with disabilities to enjoy full use
Are you collaborating with the Veterans’ Administration? You should be.
Centers that are close to Veterans’ organizations geographically have partnered with them in a number of ways. Often centers share in group meetings specific to veterans or to a specific disability experienced by veterans as part of their Peer Support