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Fair Housing & Reasonable Accommodation

PURPOSE: Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation seminar has been completely revamped to give you expanded and updated content. The book is fully cited with statutes, HUD regulations, PIH notices, and HUD and Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance and makes an excellent reference document for your office.

As always, the Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation training is a comprehensive overview of all essential fair housing laws relevant to affordable housing. Recently added content areas include:

  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013
  • Notice FHEO 2013-1, regarding assistance and service animals
  • HUD’s new Equal Access Rule
  • Notice 2012-31, which addresses implementation efforts to provide community-based housing options for persons with disabilities
  • Using your community's consolidated plan to affirmatively further fair housing, including conducting an analysis of impediments (AI)
  • Links to HUD’s non-smoking toolkit
  • Expanded material on Section 3, including compliance and enforcement, economic opportunities, recommended steps for implementation, and summary reports
  • Expanded tools, HUD forms, and sample PHA templates on CD

In the Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation seminar, participants gain practical knowledge through hands-on case study activities developed from current, real-life fair housing legal actions, recent HUD voluntary compliance agreements (VCAs), HUD regulations and notices, and fair housing audits.  Topics addressed in the class include:

  • Understanding the reasonable accommodation process
  • Preparing for HUD and FHEO civil rights monitoring, fair housing reviews, and complaint investigations
  • Complying with requirements and implementing best practices for VAWA
Upon completion of Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation, you should be able to explain and apply critical fair housing laws, regulations, and guidance to assure compliance in HUD's multifamily, housing choice voucher (HCV), and public housing programs.

Day One
  • Discuss fair housing best practices and common errors resulting in lawsuits
  • Compare and contrast the two definitions of disabled in HUD programs
  • Apply the reasonable accommodation process at all program levels including application, occupancy, and termination

Day Two

  • List and explain the factors for compliance as well as best practices under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
  • Describe guidance for working with limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals
  • Discuss discrimination based on federally protected classes such as race, familial status, and national origin
  • Discuss pertinent issues surrounding both sexual harassment and hate crimes
  • Explain the basic Section 3 requirements for housing agencies and their contractors
COURSE NO: 455-018 
MATERIALS:  Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Workbook
METHOD: Online seminar
LENGTH: 6 hours and 49 minutes
AUDIENCE: All staff
EXAM: The certification exam is included
CREDITS: CPE units w/ exam = 15 CEU units w/ exam =1.3
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Click here to register online 
PRICE: HTVN Subscriber Fee: $295
Policy Holders: $495
Non-subscribers: $495