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Fair Housing Training

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.

To request a training, visit TWC's Training page (www.twc.state.tx.us), call 512-463-2642, or email your request to CRDTraining@twc.state.tx.us.

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)

Property Owners and Managers

  • E&A Team, Inc.
    Fair Housing Leasing and Management Issues
  • Edge2Learn
    “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)
  • 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 Autumn Flores, annie.bing@growlearning.com
  • Hoover Slovacek LLP Attorneys at Law
  • RealPage EasyLMS
  • Warren Kalyan & Mattocks
    Training covers all aspects of Fair Housing for owners, managers, leasing professionals, and maintenance personnel of multifamily properties. WKM offers both an in-person and virtual format for its Fair Housing training. Taught by seasoned attorneys in the multifamily housing industry, WKM offers training which meets TDHCA's minimum criteria, as well as tailored courses to address your team's specific Fair Housing needs. Contact Allison "Allie" Mattocks to schedule your training
    (allison@warrenkalyan.com). warrenkalyan.com | (512) 347-8777
  • Yardi Aspire (https://www.yardi.com/products/elearning/)
    The Fair Housing Compliance 100 (3.8hrs), Fair Housing Compliance Learning Plan 121-130 (3.8hrs), Fair Housing Compliance for Maintenance 110 (2.9hrs), and Fair Housing Assistance Animals 140-143 (50min) classes are available in English & Spanish. A combination of classes may be taken to meet the TDHCA 5-hour minimum requirement.
  • Apartment Managers of Southeast Texas
    2023 Fair Housing Training Seminar on
    Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Cweren Law Firm, PLLC (Brian P. Cweren)
    Fair housing training by experienced attorneys.
  • Nan McKay and Associates www.nanmckay.com
    NMA offers over 50 training courses delivered in a variety of formats, including classroom-based onsite trainings and live or recorded online seminars. Our Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation seminar has been completely revamped to give you expanded and updated content. Participants gain practical knowledge through hands-on case study activities developed from current, real-life fair housing legal actions, recent HUD voluntary compliance agreements (VCAs), HUD regulations and notices, and fair housing audits. Upon completion of Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation, you should be able to explain and apply critical fair housing laws, regulations, and guidance to assure compliance in HUD's multifamily, housing choice voucher (HCV), and public housing programs.
  • K. Ryan Baldwin, Franklin Companies. (469) 487-6697 or rbaldwin@franklinmgt.net.
    A live, day-long training for Fair Housing from a certified instructor that has nearly 30 years of experience on all classes of properties and extensive experience managing affordable housing. This course is ideal for on-site property staff, corporate level staff, development employees, PHA Commissioners, and more.

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)

Fair Housing Institute YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFairHousingInstitute)

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 nathan.darus@tdhca.state.tx.us.