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NFHTA Forum | Combating Housing-Related Harassment and Hate Crimes Against the AANHPI Community


October 20, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT




Join the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in a conversation focusing on fair housing tools to combat housing-related harassment and hate crimes against the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a host of acts of harassment and violence against the AANHPI community. Many of these acts have occurred in a housing setting and represent potential violations of the Fair Housing Act. This forum will provide information about the recent nature and extent of harassment and violence against the AANHPI community; outline the potential mental health consequences of such actions; specify how harassment and hate crimes may violate fair housing laws; and provide strategies and tools that fair housing practitioners and attorneys can utilize to investigate and combat harassment and hate crimes against the AANHPI community.

Learning Objectives

Forum participants will:

  • Identify the incidence and types of harassment and violence against the AANHPI community, especially housing-related
  • Understand the mental health effects of harassment and hate crimes
  • Understand the legal standards for cases alleging Fair Housing Act harassment and hate crimes
  • Recognize resources to assist persons in the AANHPI community
  • Discover tools to investigate harassment in a residential setting


This forum is targeted to Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) organizations, Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agencies, legal services providers, agencies that provide services to the AANHPI community, housing providers, and other interested fair housing partners.



The October National Fair Housing Forum will take place via Zoom. To register for this forum, please complete the Zoom registration form.

You will receive a personalized Zoom link after your registration is submitted.

For questions regarding registration, please reach out to nfhta@cloudburstgroup.com

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About the Forums

Forums are online conversations designed to allow multi-directional interactions between HUD and its FHIP and FHAP partners around emerging fair housing issues regarding processing complaints, conducting investigations, and managing agencies. Topics will evolve based on partner needs and interests.

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