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Fair Housing Act's Familial Status Protections Webinar and Fact Sheet Now Available

October 03, 2022 Print ShareThis

This webinar and fact sheet is designed to educate U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program participants, including housing providers and housing consumers, on what qualifies as illegal discrimination because of familial status and who is protected under the Fair Housing Act. These resources are sponsored by HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO).

After participating in this training and viewing this fact sheet, housing providers will have a better understanding of what actions may violate the Fair Housing Act and how to proactively comply with familial status protections. These resources will also provide renters and homeowners with information about familial status discrimination in housing and how to file a fair housing complaint if they believe their rights have been violated. Both housing consumers and providers will learn clear actions they can take to prevent or address familial status violations.

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Webinar Agenda

  • Introduction and overview of the Fair Housing Act's familial status protections
  • Examples of familial status discrimination
  • Exemptions to the familial status provisions
  • Conclusion, key takeaways, and next steps

Webinar Presenters

  • Demetria McCain: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (HUD, FHEO)
  • Maya Reddy: Equal Opportunity Specialist Fellow, Policy & Legislative Initiatives Division (HUD, FHEO)
  • Sarale H. Sewell: Program Analyst, Policy & Legislative Initiatives Division (HUD, FHEO)

Who Should Attend?

  • Housing providers, including landlords, property managers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and others who are involved in selling or renting housing
  • Community Planning and Development (CPD) grantees (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)), Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), and housing counseling agencies
  • Anyone else, including families with children who are protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

Sponsored By

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO)


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Tags: Fair Housing