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NFHTA Fundamentals of Fair Housing - FHAP Investigation - March 2023


March 20-23, 2023




The Fundamentals of Fair Housing - FHAP Investigation course is designed to ensure that FHIP and FHAP intake officers and investigators have a basic framework, which they can build upon to carry out their duties in a timely, efficient, professional and proficient manner.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will:

  • Describe the key steps involved in how to plan case investigations
  • Identify and apply applicable elements of proof as the framework to investigate a case
  • Describe techniques for gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses
  • Describe how to develop final investigative reports and drafts of determinations



March 20-23, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 PM ET


Note: Submitting a registration request does not confirm eligibility to attend the course.

You will receive an enrollment notification within 1-2 weeks of the course start date notifying if your request was approved, waitlisted, or declined.

If approved to attend the course, you will receive an email from the NFHTA Registrar inviting you to complete Step 2 of the registration process.

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Eligibility Criteria

Role and Experience

  • Be currently employed by a FHIP or FHAP, with less than 3 years of experience working in fair housing
  • Support investigation activities with a FHAP
  • Have completed NFHTA's Basics of Fair Housing OR be familiar with the Basics of Fair Housing Learning Objectives

Participant Expectations

  • 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

Seats in Academy courses are extremely limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis.

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.

What to Expect

Time Commitment

The total time commitment for this course is 16 hours, which includes 12 hours of virtual instructor-led course via Zoom and 4 hours of homework. Participants must attend all 4 days of the course to receive a certificate of completion.

Participants are invited to attend office hours 30 minutes before and after course instruction each day of the course.

Course Format

This course is conducted in an virtual interactive format via Zoom that includes lecture-style teaching along with breakout groups to encourage further discussion. Participants are encouraged to use their webcam during this course.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you have any language, learning, and/or accessibility needs, please identify those in an email to nfhta@cloudburstgroup.com as soon as possible.

Course Instructors

NFHTA's courses are developed and taught by fair housing experts who bring their rich knowledge and experiences to the NFHTA curriculum. This course is taught by the following instructors:

Jeffrey May Bio

Jeffrey P. May, MURP

International Development and Planning LLC
Michael D. Mitchell Bio

Michael D. Mitchell, Esq.

International Development and Planning LLC
Joshua Barr Bio

Joshua V. Barr, Esq.

Chief Strategist/Founder
Raising the Barr, LLC

Learn more about the Academy Faculty.


Prior to the first day of instruction, approved participants will be sent course session specific materials. In addition, NFHTA has curated a list of resources that supplement the course curriculum. View the Fundamentals of Fair Housing - FHAP Investigation Resources .


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.

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