National Fair
Housing Forums

Conversations on Emerging Issues

National Fair Housing Forums are live monthly online conversations between an esteemed panel of fair housing experts around emerging fair housing issues in communities like yours. Forums allow you to engage in multi-directional interactions with HUD and its partners as together we work to reveal and benchmark best practices. Each forum contains a curated list of resources that reinforce key takeaways.

National Fair Housing Forums are designed for HUD-funded fair housing partners (i.e., FHIP and FHAP practitioners), and their fair housing partners (e.g., housing counselors, legal service providers and civil rights advocates).

Most Recent Forum

Violence Against Women Act, Part 2: Legal Protections for Survivors

January 18, 2023 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM ET

This forum familiarized participants with VAWA's legal protections in housing for survivors. Attendees were better informed and equipped to work with and for survivors and share their knowledge and resources with others in their organizations and agencies.

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Emerging Issues

Dive deep into the Nation's most pressing fair housing issues

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Top Experts

Build your knowledge by engaging with top fair housing professionals

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New Strategies

Learn from real examples and develop strategies fit for your organization

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Effective Change

Make a lasting positive impact as we work to end housing discrimination

Fair Housing For All: Academy Video Podcast Series

Build your knowledge and skills by listening to the Academy Video Podcast Series. Each video podcast features exclusive insights from some of the Nation’s top fair housing professionals on emerging fair housing topics. The easy-to-consume format allows you to learn on the go, on your schedule, when you need it.

Melody Taylor

Executive Director of the PAVE Task Force, HUD FHEO Regional Director, Region III

This video podcast discusses the first-of-its-kind interagency task force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) to address inequity in home appraisals.

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Steve Dane, Esq.

Dane Law, LLC

This video podcast provides a comprehensive overview of the legal standards for appraisal discrimination cases.

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Lisa Rice

President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)

This video podcast discusses key ways that discrimination occurs in appraisals and strategies for effectively addressing and investigating appraisal discrimination claims.

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Lon Meltesen

HUD FHEO Regional Director, Region V

This video podcast explores a case study of a successful conciliation in a discriminatory appraisals case.

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Explore the Forum Collection

View past forum materials including recordings, slides, transcripts, and more. Forum materials are posted 1-2 weeks after the forum. For more information about forum materials, please contact

This forum familiarized participants with VAWA's legal protections in housing for survivors.

January 2023

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This forum focused on increasing the understanding of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking from the diverse perspectives of survivors.

October 2022

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This forum pulled back the covers on subtle yet discriminatory practices that deny potential homebuyers access to fair and equitable housing.

September 2022

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This forum focused on how housing providers use criminal background screening policies and practices that can violate the Fair Housing Act.

July 2022

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Disclaimer: The National Fair Housing Forum webinar series 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 series offers multidirectional idea sharing in real-time. The views offered by speakers and participants do not necessarily reflect HUD's views. Similarly, unless otherwise noted, documents provided as part of the webinar were created and maintained by other public and private organizations and may not reflect HUD's official position. HUD-produced guidance documents, 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 the public 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 appearing on this site or any site to which it may be linked. Some materials have been translated into languages other than English; slight variations may have resulted from the translation.

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