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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

Frederick Douglass

A Message from Ira McCullough, Manager, National Fair Housing Training Academy

This month we celebrate Black History Month, and the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA) salutes Black pioneers by recognizing their struggles and celebrating their achievements in fair housing. From the beginning, these pioneers have played a critical role in the fight for civil rights and a better America. It is important to recognize this while also acknowledging that the fight against structural inequality continues today. The past year has awakened a sense of urgency in many people.

There are many challenges that need to be addressed but there is also a widespread desire for our country to move towards a path of progress and inclusion for all.

One of the important pioneers of fair housing was Dr. Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to be appointed to a cabinet-level position. Weaver became Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1966, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the civil rights movement. Weaver grew up in segregated Washington D.C. and dedicated his career to fighting for racial equality and equal rights.

Register for Upcoming Academy Courses

Seats are limited so register today!

Reserve your seat for an instructor led course by submitting a registration request on the HUD Exchange. Before submitting a registration request, please confirm you meet all eligibility criteria for the course you plan to attend. Unless otherwise noted, only one staff member per agency is permitted to attend each course. Please coordinate with other staff members at your agency, and select a single person to submit a registration request. 

Only FHIP and FHAP staff are eligible to register for NFHTA courses. Register using your agency email address to help Academy staff confirm you are eligible to take the course.

Submitting a registration request does not confirm enrollment in the course. You will receive an enrollment notification within 1-2 weeks of the course start date notifying if your request was approved, waitlisted, or declined.

Litigating Fair Housing Cases

March 8-11, 2021 | 1:00-4:00 ET

The Litigating Fair Housing Cases virtual course is designed for those who are involved in FHIP and FHAP litigation to understand and apply the methods and strategies for effective fair housing enforcement.

Eligibility Requirements

Current FHIP and FHAP staff who have at least 3 years of fair housing experience or comparable civil rights experience. Participants should also be licensed attorneys or legal assistants.

Fundamentals of Fair Housing - FHAP Investigation

March 22-25, 2021 | 1:00-4:00 ET

This course provides FHAP intake officers and investigators with a basic framework, which they can build upon to carry out their duties in a timely, efficient, professional, and proficient manner.

Eligibility Requirements

Current FHAP staff have less than 3 years of experience working at a FHAP. Participants should support investigation activities.

Basics of Fair Housing

May 3-6, 2021 | 1:00-4:00 ET

The Basics of Fair Housing course ensures that FHIP and FHAP participants have a foundational framework, which they can build upon to carry out their duties in a professional and proficient manner.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants should be an intake officer, investigator, supervisor, or attorney who has 2 years or less of experience working for a FHIP or FHAP.

For a full list of upcoming Academy events, view the NFHTA Event Calendar.

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