Fair Housing Essentials (FHE)

Gain a working knowledge of Fair Housing.

Learn what you need to know to stay compliant with Federal Fair Housing

Fair Housing Essentials (FHE) provides participants with a working background in the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and other important civil rights statutes that pertain to Fair Housing compliance. The Fair Housing Act covers all rental housing with more than four units. It makes no distinction between federally assisted housing and market rate housing. If you are involved with a federal housing program, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act applies as well.

Participation in the FHE program can be the difference between compliance and non-compliance and between expensive lawsuits and lowered risk.

What you’ll learn:

  • The Federal “protected classes”
  • Who is covered and who isn’t
  • The difference between federal protected classes and state and local protections
  • Fair housing requirements as they relate to individuals with disabilities
  • The difference between a “reasonable accommodation” and a “reasonable modification” and the extent of the owner’s responsibilities
  • How to verify the need for an accommodation or modification
  • The difference between a pet and an assistive animal and how this impacts a property’s rules about pets
  • Other applicable federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the
    Rehabilitation Act
  • Fair housing requirements as they relate to familial status
  • Special topics and fair housing such as Limited English Proficient applicants and residents and impacts of the Violence Against Women Act

Course Profile

wdt_IDFirst ColumnSecond Column
1Duration3 days, two hours each day
2ExamNone
3FormatClass meets online for three consecutive days. The three days of training are from 2pm to 4pm EST.
4PrerequisitesNone
5AudienceAnyone involved in rental housing
6ProvidedCourse Materials

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