TN 4.0 hours The Law of the Land - Fair Housing - Course Syllabus


Course Syllabus:

4.0 Elective Hours

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), a division of HUD, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal laws. The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.

FHEO also establishes policies that ensure equal access to housing for all Americans. Some of the programs available through FHEO are the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) provides funding to public and private organizations that develop programs that are designed to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices. These organizations also perform preliminary investigations for complaints.

The Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) helps state and local governments administer laws of their own that are consistent with the Federal Fair Housing Act. The FHAP also provides state and local fair housing enforcement agencies access to annual grants.

This course discusses the Fair Housing Act and The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) which is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal laws.