HUD sponsored

Fair Housing Act's Familial Status Protections Webinar


September 29, 2022



This webinar 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. This webinar is sponsored by HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO).

After participating in this training, 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. This training 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.

This webinar accompanies the Fair Housing Act's Familial Status Protections Fact Sheet.


  • 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 (HUD) Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO)


For more information, please contact fairhousing@abtassociates.com.

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