Basics of Fair Housing


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.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss significant events in the history of Housing Discrimination
  • List the basic provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act and its implementing regulations
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of fair housing organizations, including Fair Housing Initiative Programs (FHIP) and Fair Housing Assistance Programs (FHAP)
  • List similar organizations and network with peers to share experiences and information



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Eligibility Criteria

Role and Experience:

  • Be currently employed by a FHIP or FHAP
  • Have less than 2 years of experience working in fair housing

Commitment: Participants must agree to:

  • Attend all 4 classes
  • Complete the pre-work and homework
  • Actively participate in the training by embracing new learning and skills and building relationships with others

Attendees Allowed Per Agency

Due to limited capacity, only one staff member per agency is permitted to attend this course. Please coordinate with other staff members at your agency, and select a single person to submit a registration request.


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Time commitment of 16 hours, which includes 12 hours of virtual instructor-led course and 4 hours of homework.

Participants must attend all 4 days of the course to receive a certificate of completion.


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NFHTA provides knowledge, skill, and capacity building opportunities necessary to end housing discrimination in all its forms. The Academy features virtual and in-person courses and resources for FHIP and FHAP staff of all experience levels.

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Note: The National Fair Housing Training Academy provides training by and to HUD partners, including entities and persons participating in HUD's Fair Housing Assistance Program and its Fair Housing Initiatives Program. The views offered by speakers and participants do not necessarily reflect HUD's views. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, documents provided as part of the training were created and maintained by the Academy and may not reflect HUD's official position. HUD-produced guidance documents as well as Academy training materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Such guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to Academy students regarding existing requirements under the law or HUD policies. The information is not intended to provide legal advice to any individual or entity. Please refer to relevant laws and regulations and/or your own legal advisor before taking any action based on information in Academy materials. Some materials have been translated into languages other than English; slight variations may have resulted from the translation.