Welcome to HUD's training page for Preventing and Addressing Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment in Housing. This page contains links that will help you understand what sexual harassment in housing looks like and how it violates the Fair Housing Act. The links will also identify ways to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment when it occurs. Some of the links will take you to video vignettes involving PHA residents, voucher program participants, PHA staff, and owners/managers. These will help you understand what role you can play in stopping sexual harassment. Other links will take you to fact sheets that you can use to take concrete steps to stop sexual harassment. Still other links will take you to an online course that addresses both sexual harassment and other forms of harassment.
While the links on this page focus mainly on sexual harassment, there are other types of harassment that violate the Fair Housing Act. Discriminatory harassment based on any of the Fair Housing Act's seven protected characteristics – sex, race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, or disability – is illegal. To learn about these, click on the various links.
Fair Housing Training for PHA Executives, Officers, and Commissioners
This self-paced interactive online training module is designed for PHA Executives, Officers, and Commissioners to assist them in preventing and addressing sexual and other discriminatory harassment in housing. Learners view six scenarios of discriminatory harassment illustrated through brief video vignettes, learn about best practices to prevent and end harassment, and take quizzes throughout the module to test their knowledge.
The link below will take you to a brief fact sheet with helpful harassment information.
View these training webcasts and download accompanying fact sheets, specific to a user's role, to learn how to identify and prevent sexual and other discriminatory harassment in housing.
Note: These webcasts are pre-recorded. While registration may be required, you may view the webcast at any time. See "Instructions to Register for Webcasts" for more information.
Watch these brief videos illustrating sexual and other discriminatory harassment in housing and the actions taken by housing providers to resolve the harassment. These videos are also incorporated into the online training module, above.
Public housing and voucher programs provide decent and safe affordable housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments. HUD offers a variety of trainings for public housing programs. View additional trainings for public housing and voucher programs.
If you have any unanswered questions after viewing the trainings, please send them to HUDQuestions@hud.gov.
If you wish to file a Fair Housing Act complaint, visit HUD's File a Complaint page or you can speak with an FHEO intake specialist by calling 1-800-669-9777 (or 1-800-927-9275 for TTY).