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Fair Housing Announcements

Announcements

Mark your calendars and join TDHCA for two webinar presentations planned in coordination with the Texas Workforce Commission to celebrate fair housing in Texas. The series will feature training sessions that are designed to introduce, add to, or refresh your general fair housing knowledge.

The webinar series is as follows:

Tuesday, April 4 from 1:30-3:00pm: Fair Housing Overview
Presented by TDHCA and the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division. Learn the basics about Fair Housing in Texas and apply what you learn in a review of case scenarios. This presentation will give general information about Fair Housing, including an overview of federal and state housing discrimination laws.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5523627940024423170

Tuesday, April 11 from 1:30-3:00pm: Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility
Presented by TDHCA and the Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division. Learn the basics about the reasonable accommodation process: What is a reasonable accommodation? How should a property respond? This presentation will include information on service and assistance animals.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9072690945787813122

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services to participate should contact Gina Esteves, ADA Responsible Employee, at 512-475-3943 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least (3) days before the events so appropriate arrangements can be made.

For further information please contact Suzanne Hemphill at Suzanne.Hemphill@tdhca.state.tx.us.

 

HUD released its Annual Report on the State of Fair Housing in America for Fiscal Year 2016. Read the report on FHEO's Annual Reports (www.hud.gov) page.

The Housing and Health Services Coordination Council released 10 new videos featuring information on service enriched housing, including fair housing. View the videos on TDHCA's HHSCC page.

Current Publications

View the Texas Workforce Commission's current Civil Rights Reporter (www.twc.state.tx.us) publication.

View HUD's current Evidence Matters (www.huduser.org) publication discussing fair housing issues and racial segregation.

View the National Fair Housing Alliance's Fair Housing Trends Report 2014 (PDF) (www.nationalfairhousing.org) publication.