Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities
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)
  • Fair Housing Accessibility First
    Eleven accessibility modules presented individually or in any combination (www.fairhousingfirst.org)

Property Owners and Managers

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