Martin Luther King Jr.
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The National Fair Housing Training Academy is back

Forging partnerships and building skills to end housing discrimination

NFHTA will provide FHIP and FHAP staff with the skills they need to end housing discrimination in all its forms. The Academy will feature virtual and in-person courses and provide basic, advanced, and specialized training for staff of all experience levels.

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NFHTA Launch Events: Fair Housing Leadership Retreats

HUD and the UIC John Marshall Law School will host three NFHTA launch events this spring and summer for FHIP and FHAP leadership. The retreats will connect fair housing leaders from across the Nation with industry experts, HUD leadership, and each other. At each event, HUD will share initial plans for future NFHTA training courses and resources. Join us to help forge new partnerships and build our collective ability to end housing discrimination.

Who should attend

FHIP and FHAP agencies should send 1-2 leaders from their organizations. This may include executives, board members, commissioners, senior-level directors, and managers. Registration will soon be available through this site for all three events. HUD will offer priority to individuals based on the region in which their agency is located. See the event descriptions for more information about which event you should attend.

What to expect

The retreats will include a mix of interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and expert-led breakout sessions. Topics include:

  • Future NFHTA courses and learning opportunities
  • Enforcement, testing, and tools to engage stakeholders
  • National best practices on collaboration to end housing discrimination
  • Staff recruitment, development, and retention
  • Organizational leadership and cultural sensitivity

Kickoff Event

UIC John Marshall Law School Entrance

Midwest Leadership Retreat and National Opening Ceremony

Chicago, IL (UIC John Marshall Law School)
April 22-23, 2020

HUD Secretary Ben Carson and FHEO Assistant Secretary Anna María Farías will host an opening ceremony for the Academy on April 22. The ceremony will celebrate the history and future of NFHTA with fair housing leaders. Following the ceremony, FHIP and FHAP leadership from the Midwest region will kick off the leadership retreat.

FHIP and FHAP staff from these states will receive priority for registration:
AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NM, OH, OK, TX, WI

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West Coast Leadership Retreat

Location and Dates TBD (Summer 2020)

FHIP and FHAP staff from these states will receive priority for registration:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY

East Coast Leadership Retreat

Location and Dates TBD (Summer 2020)

FHIP and FHAP staff from these states will receive priority for registration:
AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, VA, VI, VT, WV

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