CLASS: Understanding the Fair Housing Design Guidelines

The Fair Housing Act is a very complex law with many different requirements. Design professionals are expected to understand the design requirements although very limited training on them is available. However, now the Department of Justice is exercising their right to file “pattern and practice” lawsuits, and those can go all the way back to the early 90’s. If they come calling …

Are you ready? Do you know your rights and responsibilities?

FHA TRaining

Do you know how to keep yourself and your client protected? Compliance with the Fair Housing Act is mandatory.

That fact seems to becoming clearer and clearer as cities in Texas, and around the country, have been hit with both private law suits from local citizens and large settlement agreements from the United States Department of Justice. Many more wonder when it will be them and what they need to do to avoid it.


  • How do you know what standards to use?
  • How does the funding effect the design standards needed?
  • What elements of the complex have to comply?
  • How many units have to comply?

These are just a few of the questions we hear every day. Questions that deserve answers … So, we’ve developed a training class specifically about the Fair Housing Act to clear away all of the misconceptions and help people understand how to comply.

Registare Now

Who Should Attend?
This class will benefit anyone who has any interest in multifamily or government housing:

  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Housing Authorities
  • Property Managers

The FHA is very complex and intricate and, unfortunately, it’s NOT friendly to the design community. Learn your responsibilities.


This is an interactive class designed to answer all your questions. Whether you work on the exterior or interior, units or common areas implementing this class will be beneficial to all. It’s a fast paced class because of the interaction. You won’t feel like you just spent 8 hours on the Fair Housing Act!

We will focus on YOUR questions and immediate problems, so bring your issues! You won’t find a more informative, interactive class on this topic. You will leave this class with confidence in how to implement what you’ve learned and save your company an unlimited amount of money. CEU/HSW will be provided and certificates of attendance issued.

This class will help you:

  • Make good decisions in project planning
  • Learn how to review your design plans
  • Understand how to determine the number of units required to comply

Register Now


Wednesday March 16, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

SMU Plano
5236 Tennyson Parkway,
Room 4-122
Plano, TX

$289 per person, discounts offered for early registration. A continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided! Maps are provided at registration link here.

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