Collection: Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation


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. 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

Learning Outcomes

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

Seminar #101-018

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METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course books, and Q&A
LENGTH: Two days
AUDIENCE: All staff
PROGRAM LEVEL: Basic knowledge of housing programs and issues
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