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The National Center for Housing Management, first in program development and innovative training technologies, is proud to present Fair Housing Roundtable (FHR). FHR is the most up-to-date training program for fair housing compliance. Designed for managers of both federally assisted and market rate housing, FHR could be the most important training your staff attends. NCHM is the non-profit organization you've come to know and trust to be your resource-of-choice for regulatory compliance training and certification.

This seminar will give participants a working background in the requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other important civil rights statutes as they directly relate to fair housing compliance.


FHR: Limit liability and comply with HUD's Section 504 and Fair Housing Requirements.

Is This Course Right for You?

Fair Housing Applies to Everyone!

The Fair Housing Act covers rental housing properties with more than four units. It makes no distinction between federally assisted housing and market rate housing! If you have a management office that collects rents, you are responsible for compliance with at least some elements of the Americans with Disabilities Act! If you are involved with one of the federal housing programs, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act applies to you, as well! NCHM's FHR program can be the difference between compliance and non-compliance; between high risks and reduced liability

What You Will Learn

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Your Instructor

The FHR program features NCHM Director of Compliance Mark S. Alper as your exclusive instructor. Having worked in fair housing as a HUD employee, a property manager, a civil rights activist, and educator, Mr. Alper is widely recognized as the foremost fair housing expert. His expertise and knowledge are unequalled in the industry, and he is known to be as fun and entertaining as he is informative.

Length & Delivery Method

FHR is a two-day program. The two-day FHR program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 5:00 p.m. The morning session consists of a lecture, a question and answer session, and several hands-on exercises. The afternoon session consists of fair housing case studies and role playing to assist participants in understanding and applying these regulations to real life situations. The second day consists of a review and certification examination. Breaks are given. Students provide their own lunch. Participants should bring a highlighter pen to the program.

Topics Covered


8:00 Registration
8:30 Introduction Of Civil Rights
   a) Section 504
   b) Fair Housing Act Amendments
   c) Americans with Disabilities Act
10:00 Morning Break
10:15 Regulation Specifics
   a) Reasonable Accommodation
   b) Prohibited Inquiries
   c) Employment
   d) Physical Accessibility
   e) Protected Classes
   f) Types of discrimination
   g) Remedial Action
   h) Investigations
   i) Conciliations
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Conducting A 504 Self Evaluation
   a) Purpose of the Self Evaluation and Transition Plan
   b) The Uniform Physical Accessibility Standards
      1. Accessible Route
      2. Outside Paths and Walks
      3. Handicapped Parking
      4. Elevators/Lifts
      5. Curb ramps
      6. Public and Common Use Areas
      7. Bathrooms
      8. Management Office
      9. Public Telephones and TDD
      10. Ramps
      11. Other Elements
   c) Employment Policies and Practices
   d) Reasonable Accommodation
   e) Consulting with persons with disabilities
   f) Modification/amendment to the Plan
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:15 Group Case Studies: Reasonable Accommodation And Physical Accessibility
5:00 Adjourn


8:30 Group Case Studies: Employment Discrimination, Discrimination By One Resident Against Another
10:00 Morning Break
10:15 Case Studies (Continued)
11:30 Review
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Fair Housing Certification Examination
4:30 Adjourn


FHR is a certification course. Participants who successfully complete the four hour FHR Certification examination will receive a certificate identifying them as a Fair Housing Specialist.


Each participant receives a training manual and risk analysis questionnaire.

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