Fair Housing Specialist (FHS)

Develop a thorough understanding of Fair Housing with the help of NCHM’s experts.

A thorough exploration of Fair Housing compliance, delivered live online

Fair Housing laws are a minefield if you don’t know your way around. One little mistake – unintentional though it may be – can put you and your management company in hot water. If you are involved in any way with rental housing, you need to be prepared to avoid running afoul of Fair Housing rules.

Fair Housing Specialist (FHS) is an online certification course that will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to steer clear of Fair Housing violations. FHS is delivered in three-hour modules over three consecutive days.

Please note: The certification exam for this class is completed online. Students have one week following completion of the class to take the online exam.

What you’ll learn:

The curriculum of Fair Housing Specialist is rooted in the regulations of the two major Fair Housing laws, the Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, we cover the Americans with Disabilities Act and its application at apartment communities. This course is designed to go a step further than our Fair Housing Essentials (FHE) course covering not just the basic dos and don’ts, but also the specific details of each law and how to look at each policy, practice and procedure at your housing community with a Fair Housing eye.

  • The basic concepts of Fair Housing: who is protected under federal law, how state laws can impact this, and who is exempt from the Act
  • The types of communities covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the additional requirements of the Act
  • The requirements are under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Housing requirements when advertising a community
  • How to handle Reasonable Accommodation/Modification requests
  • How to treat Assistance Animals in housing communities and who is eligible to bring an assistance animal on the property
  • HUD’s recommendations on complying to its EO #13166 on Limited English Proficiency
  • Disparate Impact Discrimination Complaints and Criminal Activity Policy Guidelines
  • Violence Against Women Act requirements for HUD-assisted properties

Course Profile

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1DurationDelivered Online over Three Days; 1PM - 5PM EST Each Day
2ExamIncludes online certification exam – one week to complete
3FormatOnline training with question and answer sessions
5AudienceHousing professionals of every level who are involved in any way with rental housing.

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