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Instruction Curriculum:
Fair Housing Act Enforcement

This curriculum provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, as well as other disability rights laws. Not only will participants gather important information about enforcement processes and procedures, they will also learn typical defenses in Fair Housing Act cases and real-life investigation methods and techniques.

Time to Complete: 90 minutes

What is Covered?

  • Overview of the federal, state, and/or private enforcement processes and actions for the Fair Housing Act and other accessibility laws
  • Typical defenses for Fair Housing Act violations and why they may not be upheld
  • Relevant Fair Housing Act cases

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone with an interest in enforcement of disability rights laws
  • Attorneys
  • Developers and Builders
  • Disability and Housing Advocates
  • Enforcement Officials
  • Property Owners and Managers

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Develop awareness of common settlements in Fair Housing Act violations cases
  • Learn to identify appropriate remedies for Fair Housing Act violations
  • Strengthen your knowledge of key concepts and terms related to the Fair Housing Act
  • Develop insight into relevant case laws
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance

PDF available for downloadFair Housing Act Enforcement (PDF, 2464K)


Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST has been contracted by HUD to provide information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the accessibility design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988. However, Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is not responsible for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The information, materials, and technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance and are neither a determination of legal responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the Fair Housing Act.