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Essentials of Fair Housing & The AFHMP

Event Start Date: 10/31/2023 - Event End Date: 10/31/2023

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Zeffert University

Cost per place: $140.00

*Please disregard the October 31st "Start Date." This training is on-demand and available immediately. You will have access to this class until you complete it. There is no deadline.*


Essentials of Fair Housing

This introduction to fair housing principles and protected classes sets the foundation for policies and practices free from discrimination. You will explore the history of fair housing and how it applies today, in addition to learning about prohibited actions, monitoring, and discrimination-free advertising.


  • Fair housing history, the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act
  • Defining discrimination and protected classes
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Advertising


Time: Approximately 1 hour
Level: Introductory
Target Audience: Site staff, Management, Owners/Agents, Syndicators, Developers, Real Estate


The Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan

Learn how to successfully prepare an Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP), the guide to help ensure that providers offer equal housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Additionally, the AFHMP helps Owners/Agents to effectively market the availability of housing opportunities to individuals of both minority and non-minority groups that are least likely to apply for occupancy. This class will take you through Form HUD-935.2A section by section.


  • Form HUD-935.2A
  • Programs requiring an AFHMP
  • Required information and where to find it


Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Level: Introductory
Target Audience: Site staff, Management, Owners/Agents, Syndicators, Developers, Real Estate


Housing Compliance Manager of Fair Housing "HCM-FH" Designation Exam 

The Housing Compliance Manager of Fair Housing “HCM-FH” designation exam is designed to help you take the next step in your career toward becoming a Fair Housing professional. This 40-question exam is open-book. The class manuals from the Essentials of Fair Housing and the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan courses will be useful to have on hand when taking this exam. A score of 67% is required to pass.


Time: 1.5-hour limit
Level: Intermediate 
Target Audience: Owner/Agents, Syndicators, Developers, Site staff, Maintenance


Fair Housing – Seven Protected Characteristics - Click here for more details. 

Regardless of your funding type, dive into the Fair Housing Act’s seven protected characteristics. Each 30-minute class will focus on a different topic in the “SCRRDNF” acronym (Sex, Color, Race, Religion, Disability, National Origin, and Familial Status), plus the complaint process. Once you complete the first class (Sex), you will then take each class in the order listed below. Each will demonstrate Fair Housing in action, and at the end of the series, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance for four hours of continuing education.


  • Basics of Fair Housing
  • Definition of the protected characteristics
  • What discrimination looks like for each
  • Hypothetical and real-life examples


Time: Approximately 4 hours

Level: Introductory

Target Audience: All funding types; Site Staff, Management, Owners/Agents, Syndicators, Developers, Lenders

Note: These Fair Housing training classes do not provide or replace legal advice in any way. Legal advice is specific to local and state laws and myriad other possible variables that cannot be addressed in this format.


Refund Policy:

  • If notice of cancellation is received in the first 48 hours of purchase: Full refund
  • If notice of cancellation is received in the first 48 hours of purchase but the class has already been started: No refund
  • If notice of cancellation is received after 48 hours of purchase: No refund; funds can be applied to other staff or training, funds can be held as a credit for up to one year from original purchase date



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