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NFHA Program Areas

Learn more about the work done by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and its consortium of more than 220 member organization in the fight to end housing discrimination in all its forms.
Education &
Outreach

NFHA conferences, workshops, and in-service training programs provide innovative and practical solutions for combating housing discrimination. NFHA’s Fair Housing School© is the nation’s premier fair housing training program for staff of public and private fair housing organizations. The School provides comprehensive coursework in the fundamentals of fair housing, investigation and testing of real estate discrimination, investigation and testing of mortgage lending discrimination, and board development and agency management. NFHA works with the Ad Council and other partners to produce multi-media campaigns that provide information on recognizing and reporting housing, lending and insurance discrimination, and racial and sexual harassment in housing. Many of these campaign materials are available on the website, under “Fair Housing Resources.” For additional information, contact Cathy Cloud at ccloud@nationalfairhousing.org 

Enforcement

NFHA and its member organizations conduct national and regional investigations of discriminatory rental, sales, lending, and insurance policies and practices. Thousands of housing discrimination complaints are investigated and tested each year resulting in the resolution of many cases through conciliation, settlement, and litigation. Data gathered from the investigation of these complaints is compiled to examine and report on the extent and nature of housing, lending, and insurance discrimination in this country. For more information, contact Morgan Williams at mwilliams@nationalfairhousing.org 

Hurricane Relief
Project

NFHA’s Hurricane Relief Project (HRP) works with its member organizations in the Gulf Coast states to assist homeowners in hurricane-affected areas with resolving their mortgage delinquency issues and obtaining equitable settlements on their homeowners insurance claims. As the rebuilding continues, the HRP seeks to ensure fair access to homeowners insurance and mortgage loans; to reduce mortgage loan defaults and foreclosures; to prevent construction fraud; to facilitate the rebuilding of inclusive ommunities; and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all. For more information, contact Debby Goldberg at dgoldberg@nationalfairhousing.org.
 

Industry Relations
& Compliance

NFHA provides confidential consulting, training, and compliance services to rental housing providers, real estate companies, mortgage lenders, homeowners insurance companies, and governmental agencies. These services include testing on a regional or national basis. NFHA recently completed a fair lending training program for Fannie Mae and a real estate training program for the Michigan Association of Realtors. We also worked on a mortgage lending project for the City of Seattle which included a comprehensive analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, testing of mortgage lending institutions, and fair lending training programs for representatives from government agencies, community based organizations, and mortgage lending institutions. For additional information, contact Cathy Cloud at ccloud@nationalfairhousing.org. 

Public Policy &
Advocacy

NFHA promotes fair housing and provides educational and resource services to Congress, state legislatures, and federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Public policy staff monitor legislative and regulatory actions and provide updates to member organizations. We have provided testimony on many issues before committees of both the House of Representatives and Senate. NFHA holds a briefing each year to update members of Congress and their staff on current fair housing issues. For additional information, contact Deidre Swesnik at dswesnik@nationalfairhousing.org. 

Membership
Services

NFHA provides direct technical assistance to its membership on enforcement and testing strategies, educational programs and products, agency management and board development, interaction with government entities, and more. It also provides routine updates and announcements to keep member agencies informed about important developments, programs, legislation, legal decisions, etc. that have an impact on fair housing issues. The Membership Services program also assists in facilitating in-service workshops and developing program curriculum for members. For additional information, contact Sherrill Frost Brown at sbrown@nationalfairhousing.org. 

Partnerships

NFHA conferences, workshops, and in-service training programs provide innovative and practical solutions for combating housing discrimination. NFHA’s Fair Housing School© is the nation’s premier fair housing training program for staff of public and private fair housing organizations. The School provides comprehensive coursework in the fundamentals of fair housing, investigation and testing of real estate discrimination, investigation and testing of mortgage lending discrimination, and board development and agency management. NFHA works with the Ad Council and other partners to produce multi-media campaigns that provide information on recognizing and reporting housing, lending and insurance discrimination, and racial and sexual harassment in housing. Many of these campaign materials are available on the website, under “Fair Housing Resources.” For additional information, contact Cathy Cloud at ccloud@nationalfairhousing.org. 

Resource
Development

NFHA programs and services are made possible in part by the financial support of other nonprofits, government agencies, private foundations, NFHA's member organizations, and individual supporters. 




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