NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Provides Two Anti-Sexual Harassment Forums(June 25, July 9)

June 25, 2020

Dear NAHMA Members,


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will host two virtual training forums for the HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program and Fair Housing Assistance Program agencies. These forums will focus on effective strategies to address sexual harassment in housing and will be conducted through HUD’s National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA).


The first forum, titled “A Conversation on Sexual Harassment in Housing Situations” will be conducted today from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will cover what constitutes sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act, who is most vulnerable, investigation techniques, case highlights and outcomes, and resources for education and outreach activities.


The second forum, titled “Investigating Complaints of Sexual Harassment in Housing Situations,” will be held July 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will cover topics related to the Fair Housing Act, relevant case law, prompt judicial relief, and the emotional support and care of victims of sexual harassment. Also highlighted will be sexual harassment cases in which HUD, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Fair Housing Alliance have collaborated their efforts on.


To access both forums, please click here.