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Fair Housing Announcements

Announcements

The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs are partnering to celebrate Fair Housing Month in April with a series of fair housing trainings. The webinar series includes the following:

Fair Housing Month Series: Fair Housing Overview

Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an overview of the Federal and Texas Fair Housing Acts with discussion on common fair housing issues and discriminatory practices.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/472074631106321676

Fair Housing Month Series: Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an in-depth review of reasonable accommodations and modifications, with guidance on how to process and fulfill requests.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2698178858181864459

Fair Housing Month Series: Assistance Animals

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an overview on HUD’s new 2020 guidance on assistance animals.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3917078757036673291

Fair Housing Month Series: Violence Against Women Act and Fair Housing

Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an overview of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and it's Fair Housing implications.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1503898124184610571

Fair Housing Month Series: Affirmative Marketing

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an overview on Affirmative Marketing. The training will also include a step-by-step guidance on how to determine Least Likely to Apply Populations, as well as technical assistance on developing Affirmative Marketing Plans.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5956093383933328395

Fair Housing Month Series: Limited English Proficiency and Language Access Plans

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m., Austin local time.
This training is an in-depth training on the topic of Limited English Proficiency and technical guidance on how to identify LEP populations and how to develop a Language Access Plan.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8544006205648311819

 

All trainings in this series will feature closed captioning. After the trainings are presented, all recordings, materials, and transcripts will be available on the TDHCA website. Individuals who require communication auxiliary aids or services for the training should contact Fair Housing staff at FHEOI@tdhca.state.tx.us or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least three (3) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

If you have any additional questions, please email: FHEOI@tdhca.state.tx.us

Check out the Fair Housing Training Presentations page for previous recorded webinars, materials and transcripts.

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 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report (www.nationalfairhousing.org) publication.

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To stay advised of fair housing events and news, join the TDHCA email list and subscribe to the Fair Housing topic.

To view a calendar of TDHCA's and other relevant community training and upcoming events, visit the TDHCA calendar.