Fair Housing Training
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") does not currently offer fair housing training. The Texas Workforce Commission ("TWC"), as the state agency in Texas responsible for receiving and investigating complaints under the Texas Fair Housing Act, offers free fair housing training upon request.
TDHCA Approved Fair Housing Trainers
TDHCA requires five hours of TDHCA approved fair housing training for Development Owners, management companies, and Development architects or engineers responsible for fair housing compliance.
Training Certifications must be submitted as part of post bond closing documentation (for Multifamily Bond transactions) and documentation submitted for the 10 Percent Test (for Housing Tax Credits). Fair housing training for all other programs should be submitted for review to the program area as part of the Affirmative Marketing Plan.
Approved trainers are listed below:
Architects and Engineers
- Fair Housing Accessibility First
Eleven accessibility modules presented individually or in any combination (www.fairhousingfirst.org)
- E&A Team, Inc.
Fair Housing Act & Section 504 Design Requirements for MF Housing (http://eandateam.com/course/tdhca/)
- Accessology, Inc. (www.accessology.com/events-training/)
Property Owners and Managers
- National Center for Housing Management
Fair Housing Specialist (www.nchm.org)
- Franklin Companies (franklincompanies.com)
Email - K. Ryan Baldwin, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Border Community Development Consultants Inc. (www.bordercdc.com)
- Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio(www.myfairhousing.org/programsservices.html)
- E&A Team, Inc.
Fair Housing Leasing and Management Issues
- Grace Hill, Inc.
Fair Housing & Fair Housing II (www.gracehill.com)
- Hoover Slovacek LLP Attorneys at Law
- Housing Credit College
Fair Housing 101 (www.housingcreditcollege.com/)
- McKissock Real Estate and Appraisal School
Fair Housing (www.mckissock.com)
- National Affordable Housing Management Association
Fair Housing Compliance™ (FHC™) (www.nahma.org)
- Spectrum Seminars
Fair Housing / Section 504 (www.spectrumseminars.com)
- Housing and Development Law Institute (www.hdli.org)
- Warren Law Firm (www.wlftexas.com/)
- Whitney Management Corp. – email Dawn Hamilton (email@example.com)
Other Free Training Resources
TDHCA does not generally accept the below as meeting the fair housing training requirement; however, these resources include pages that may supplement other trainings or provide guidance for persons who are not required to meet the training requirements above.
HUD YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/HUDchannel)
The ADA Basic Building Blocks Course (www.adabasics.org)
The ADA National Network (adata.org)
The Equal Rights Center (www.equalrightscenter.org)
The National Fair Housing Alliance (www.nationalfairhousing.org)
HUD Fair Housing Webinars (hud.gov)
View the Texas State Fair Housing Calendar
TDHCA lists upcoming Texas fair housing trainings and events on a consolidated calendar as a community service. To add your fair housing event, please contact us.
How Do I Become a TDHCA Approved Trainer?
Providers who wish to be added to the Fair Housing Training page should review the Request for Qualifications from Fair Housing Training Providers (PDF) .
Materials should be submitted in Word or PDF format only. Contact Suzanne Hemphill, Fair Housing Project manager, at 512-475-4595 with questions or submit your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.