Fair Housing For Housing Choice - The Fair Housing Institute, Inc.

Fair Housing For Housing Choice

The Fair Housing Institute

Course Program

Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8

We are pleased to introduce our latest course, which is designed specifically for employees of housing authorities involved with Section 8 or Housing Choice Voucher programs. This comprehensive training module is focused on upholding the standards of The Fair Housing Act, equipping participants with the essential knowledge and practices necessary to ensure compliance. This course was written by a team of fair housing attorneys and housing authority attorneys to ensure every lesson and example is written with a practical approach that will ensure housing authority employees feel confident when dealing with complicated fair housing issues.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Introduction
  • Tours
  • Processing an application
  • Provision of services
  • Lease violations
  • Reasonable accommodations and modifications
  • Assistance animals    

And more!


Online Housing Choice Voucher Program Training

Our course emphasizes an interactive learning environment specifically tailored for employees working with Housing Choice Voucher programs. It incorporates a variety of scenarios and practical examples to make the training both effective and engaging. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through real-world situations relevant to their specific roles, enhancing their learning experience. This hands-on approach not only aids in the retention of critical information but also makes the learning process more enjoyable and relatable.

  • Available Languages – English
  • $149.00/Course
  • Course Time: 3-4 hours
  • 50 Question Certification Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

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Fair Housing For Housing Choice Course Syllabus

  • Introduction and History of FHA
  • Explanation of federal protected categories
  • Overview of additional statutes applicable to the HCPV
  • Practical application of concepts – fictional Housing Authority
    • Managing a waitlist 
    • Preferences
    • Limited English Proficiency
    • Screening
    • Proof of citizenship
  • Handling Prospect Calls
    • Consistency of information provided
    • Responding to questions about accessibility
  • Criminal History Screening
    • Recent changes in screening expectations
    • HUD Guidance
    • Lookback periods and other factors to consider
    • HUD requirements for screening
  • Voucher Information
    • Briefing
    • Required information packet
  • Locating a Unit
    • Steering
    • Search process
    • Voucher terms and timelines
  • Unit Inspections and fair housing concerns 
  • Disability Introduction 
    • Definitions
    • Accessibility
    • Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
    • Importance of a consistent process
    • Third-party verification 
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
    • In-depth discussion of obtaining and considering third-party verification 
    • Interactive process
    • Documentation of the process
    • Nexus
  • Reasonable Accommodation Examples
    • Live-in Aides
    • Extra bedroom
  • Assistance Animals
    • Definitions
    • Request and verification process
    • Assistance animal rules
    • Properly handling denials
  • Reasonable Modifications Process
    • Payment obligations
    • Practical examples of requests
  • Private Landlord’s Fair Housing Responsibilities
    • Considering and responding to requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications
    • Assistance animals
    • Harassment
    • VAWA 
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    • Introduction and definitions
    • Notice requirements
    • Verification and self-certifications
    • Emergency transfers
    • Lease bifurcation
    • Confidentiality
    • Hearing request
  • Termination of Benefits
    • Types of termination
    • Sufficient notice
    • Hearing rules and process

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