Step 5: Invest in Fair Housing Training and Education
Of course, we can’t forget about targeted fair housing education and training! Without this, you are just asking for trouble. Every individual in your organization should have access to education and training that at least covers the basics of fair housing. Currently, there is a wide variety of training options available to help fit each individual’s learning style. From webinars and online self-directed learning, to—finally—the availability to rejoin in- person education sessions. All of these can aid in staff having a thorough understanding of fair housing laws and help avoid potential problems. Visit AAOA’s On-Demand Webinars page to view webinars on tenant screening, emotional support animals, and more fair housing topics.
These five steps serve as a high-level overview to help you quickly identify any potential gaps. Naturally, there are more granular items that need to be addressed. Keeping that in mind, we encourage everyone to continue to stay current in our dynamic industry through ongoing training and education and wish everyone a fair- housing-friendly 2023!
THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO HELP FIT EACH INDIVIDUAL’S LEARNING STYLE.
KATHELENE WILLIAMS Attorney and President The Fair Housing Institute
Kathi Williams is one of the founders of Fair Housing Institute. FHI is the accomplished vision of Kathi who views its educational courses as the best method housing providers can use to accomplish compliance and avoid litigation. Kathi is also a partner in the Law Firm of Williams Edelstein Tucker, P.C. providing defense and preventative representation for the housing industry in all civil rights matters. During the many decades Kathi has been advising her housing provider clients, she developed a unique understanding of the most effective methods of communicating fair housing best practices through training. Click here to watch Fair Housing Educational Videos.
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