Fair Housing Training
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") Fair Housing staff currently provides fair housing training on topics including Reasonable Accommodation, Limited English Proficiency, Fair Housing Overview, and more. If you are interested in fair housing training, please contact Fair.Housing@tdhca.state.tx.us for more information or visit the TDHCA calendar for upcoming trainings and events.
The Texas Workforce Commission ("TWC"), as the state agency in Texas responsible for receiving and investigating complaints under the Texas Fair Housing Act, also offers free fair housing training upon request.
TDHCA Approved Fair Housing Trainers
TDHCA requires at least 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.
Current list is updated as of 9/16/2020. Approved trainers are listed below:
Architects and Engineers
- Accessology, Inc.
- E&A Team, Inc.
Multifamily Accessibility Requirements Under Federal Laws and Texas Accessibility Code (https://eandateam.learnupon.com/store/839942)
- Fair Housing Accessibility First
Eleven accessibility modules presented individually or in any combination (www.fairhousingfirst.org)
Property Owners and Managers
- E&A Team, Inc.
Fair Housing Leasing and Management Issues
“Fair Housing,” “FAIR Leasing…FRIENDLY Leasing: Fair Housing Friendly Leasing,” and “Don’t Freak Out About Fair Housing” (www.edge2learn.com)
- The Fair Housing Institute
A growing catalog of Fair Housing courses covering the federal, state, and local fair housing laws written by Fair Housing Attorneys. Specialty courses for maintenance employees and senior housing. Available in English and Spanish. (fairhousinginstitute.com)
- Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio(www.myfairhousing.org/programsservices.html)
- Franklin Companies (franklincompanies.com)
Email - K. Ryan Baldwin, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grace Hill, Inc.
Fair Housing (2hrs), Fair Housing II (2hrs), Fair Housing Refresher (45min), Fair Housing and Limited English Proficiency (15min), Fair Housing and Local Nuisance Ordinances (15min), Fair Housing and Social Media (15min), Fair Housing and the Violence Against Women Act (15min), Assistance Animals in Multifamily Housing (15min), Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications (30min), Fair Housing and Disparate Impact (30min), Fair Housing and Terms, Conditions, and Privileges (30min); Fair Housing and Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (30min) (www.gracehill.com).
- GROW Learning Management System (www.growlearning.com)
Multifamily Fair Housing Training for All Levels
Email Annie Bing, email@example.com
- Hoover Slovacek LLP Attorneys at Law
- National Affordable Housing Management Association
Fair Housing Compliance™ (FHC™) (www.nahma.org)
- National Apartment Association Education Institute
Fair Housing and Beyond (www.naahq.org)
- National Center for Housing Management
Fair Housing Specialist (www.nchm.org)
- RealPage EasyLMS
- Spectrum Seminars
Fair Housing / Section 504 (www.spectrumseminars.com)
- Texas Housing Association
Fair Housing and Disability Rights (https://www.txtha.org/index.php/tha-classes/)
- Warren Law Firm (William S. Warren)
Training covering all aspects of fair housing for owners, managers, leasing professionals and maintenance personnel of multi-family properties. WLFtexas.com | (512)347-8777
- Whitney Management Corp. (https://www.whitneymgmt.com/)
Dawn Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Yardi eLearning (https://www.yardi.com/products/elearning/)
The Fair Housing Compliance 100 and Fair Housing Compliance for Maintenance 110/120 are available in English & Spanish. Both classes may be taken to meet the TDHCA 5 hour minimum requirement.
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 (fairhousingresourcecenter.wordpress.com)
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 Updated Request for Qualifications from Fair Housing Training Providers (PDF). The RFQ criteria have been revised and are effective April 18, 2019.
Materials should be submitted in Word or PDF format only. Contact Nathan Darus, Fair Housing Specialist, at 512-475-0306 with questions or submit your materials to email@example.com.