Fair Housing Investigator Courses

Delivering the Knowledge and Skills Needed for Fair, Impartial, and Thorough Fair Housing Investigations

A series of five weeklong courses, NFHTA’s Fair Housing Investigator Courses provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct fair, thorough, and comprehensive investigations of fair housing discrimination complaints. NFHTA’s Fair Housing Investigator Courses are designed specifically for HUD and FHAP investigators.

The courses lead participants through the fair housing complaint investigation process. After providing a solid foundation that includes the role of the investigator and fair housing legislative history, participants go on to discuss:

  • The Fair Housing Act, including: 
    • Protected classes, prohibitions, and exemptions
  • Jurisdiction
  • Creating a case file
  • Effective intake of fair housing complaints
  • Theories of discrimination
  • Evidence and fair housing testing
  • Planning for a fair housing investigation
  • Conducting a fair housing investigation, including:
    • Conducting interviews
    • Gathering documentation
    • Conducting an on-site visit
  • Preparing the Final Investigative Report (FIR) and determination
  • Conciliation
  • Damages
  • Administrative closures and withdrawals with resolution
  • Presenting investigation findings/briefing

Each weeklong course presents the latest information on fair housing issues and provides opportunities for student interactivity and experiential learning based on current case studies. In addition, course presentations and materials include a comprehensive textbook that provides content of all core curriculum courses in a single resource and accompanying student workbooks for each course. Materials contain professionally designed graphics and visual aids aimed to make content more memorable and appealing.

Information on each weeklong course is provided below.


Title and description of courses under this category.
Title Description
Week One: Fair Housing Investigator Course
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Week One: Fair Housing Investigator Course provides participants with the critical foundation necessary to progress through each of the weeklong investigator courses. The course is designed specifically for HUD and FHAP investigators. 

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Week Two: Fair Housing Investigator Course
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Week Two: Fair Housing Investigator Course builds on the knowledge and skills gained during Week One and focuses on the investigative process. The course is designed specifically for HUD and FHAP investigators. 

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Week Three: Fair Housing Investigator Course
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Week Three: Fair Housing Investigator Course covers a variety of topics that relate to and impact a fair housing investigation. 

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Week Four: Fair Housing Investigator Course
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Week Four: Fair Housing Investigator Course provides a comprehensive review and practice sessions of the topics discussed in Weeks One through Three. 

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Week Five: Fair Housing Investigator Course
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Week Five: Fair Housing Investigator Course examines legal issues, including:

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