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Register for Upcoming Academy Courses Today!

Develop your skills and engage with peers during the upcoming interactive NFHTA virtual courses taught by experienced fair housing practitioners.

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 participant requirements for the course you plan to attend.

Registration for courses involves a two-step registration process.

Submitting a registration request does not confirm enrollment in the course. If approved to attend the course, you will receive an email confirmation from the NFHTA Registrar inviting you to complete Step 2.

Fundamentals of Fair Housing - Intake

May 24-27, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

This course covers best practices in fair housing intake for FHIP and FHAP staff. This course will provide an overview of the responsibilities and customer service orientation to conducting intake.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to conduct fair housing intakes within statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Cite strategies for face-to-face and remote intakes, including addressing reasonable accommodations
  • Describe how to apply a customer service orientation to working with aggrieved persons, including examples of lessons from peers in response to various scenarios
  • Outline how to draft complaints in a timely manner and make appropriate referrals
  • List similar organizations and network with peers to share experiences and information

Participant Requirements

Participants should have less than 3 years of experience working at a FHIP or FHAP. Participants should support intake activities.

 

Litigating Fair Housing Cases

June 7-10, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

This 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.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the methods and strategies for effective fair housing enforcement
  • Learn the benefits of counsel’s pre-filing involvement in fair housing cases and how to transition from investigation to enforcement
  • Apply applicable theories of liability and proof elements to determine reasonable cause and to develop a systemic, comprehensive method for conducting discovery and engaging in trial preparation
  • Hear from experts on how to handle cases from the time of a charge/court complaint through the nuts and bolts of litigation to completion
  • Learn time saving techniques in litigating cases, as well as guidance and strategies from experts and peers

Participant Requirements

Participants should 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

June 21-24, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

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

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key steps involved in how to plan case investigations
  • Identify and apply applicable elements of proof as the framework to investigate a case
  • Describe techniques for gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses
  • Describe how to develop final investigative reports and drafts of determinations

Participant Requirements

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

 

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