Education and Training

Silver State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) believes that education and outreach about fair housing rights and responsibilities is an integral component of any fair housing advocacy program. SSFHC offers a variety of educational opportunities to the public and to housing providers.

Training for Housing Providers

“ABCs of Fair Housing for Real Estate & Property Management Professionals” is a three hour continuing education course accredited by Nevada Real Estate Commission (CE.2630000 RE – 3 hours Ethics) and the Commission on Common-Interest Communities and Hotel Condominiums (CE.0060001-CAM – 3 hours General). The training is designed to provide real estate licensees, property managers, homeowners’ associations, office staff and maintenance employees with resources and tools to recognize and address potential fair housing issues. Topics include basic fair housing information, families with children, advertising, and fair housing protections for persons with disabilities. All participants receive a comprehensive packet of information and resources, as well as a certificate of participation. Current grant funding allows SSFHC to conduct six training per year at locations throughout Nevada.

Equidad de Vivienda – Fair Housing Training is a two-hour fair housing training conducted in Spanish. The training is designed to provide real estate professionals, property managers, homeowners’ associations, office staff, and maintenance employees with resources and tools to recognize and address potential fair housing issues. Topics include basic fair housing information, families with children, advertising, and fair housing protections for persons with disabilities. All participants receive a comprehensive packet of information and resources, as well as a certificate of participation.

Note: Spanish language training does NOT have Real Estate Continuing Education credits.

Please contact SSFHC for specific information and to be added to our mailing list.

Training for Social Service Providers

As part of our education and outreach program, SSFHC conducts a training especially for social service providers entitled, Fair Housing-What Every Social Service Employee Needs to Know. Social service and community groups often work individually with clients who may encounter social problems such as inadequate housing, an illness or a disability, and theses organizations help to find resources for people in these situations. The training runs for approximately one to two hours and includes resources and training materials for participants. The training can also be pared down to fit into a time frame that is convenient for you and your organization. This training is free of charge and SSFHC will come to your organization’s office and conduct the training. Should you desire more information, have any questions or would like to schedule an in-service training, please contact our office.

Accessibility Design Training

SSFHC’s “Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines Training” is a comprehensive overview of the seven design requirements of the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility guidelines. The course is instructed by a licensed architect and is targeted to architects, developers, real estate professionals, attorneys and advocates. Morning classroom instruction is followed by an afternoon on-site demonstration evaluating compliance with the design requirements. SSFHC is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The course has been accredited by the AIA, the Nevada Real Estate Division, Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, and the local chapter of the International Code Council (ICC). Please contact SSFHC for training dates and additional information.

Private Trainings

The “ABCs of Fair Housing for Real Estate & Property Management Professionals” is available to be conducted as a private training for your organization. Please contact SSFHC for a complete list of costs associated with private trainings and to schedule a private training for your organization. Equidad de Vivienda – Fair Housing Training in Spanish is also available as a private training.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

“Principles of Fair Housing Litigation” is a continuing legal education seminar on Fair Housing for Nevada attorneys, paralegals, and fair housing advocates. The instructor presents on the topics of the Fair Housing Act, basics of the law, case organization, case assessment, litigation and case study. This course offering is contingent on funding received through HUD’s Fair Housing and Initiatives Program (FHIP). Please contact SSFHC for participation costs and additional information.

Fair Housing Poster Contest

State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) invites your students (1st-8th grades) to participate in our annual Fair Housing Poster Contest.  Participation in this contest fosters a better sense of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and throughout our community. 

Successful Cases

We’re proud of our track record in combatting illegal housing discrimination. Sometimes, the cases escalate to federal court. Click the links below to read about a few of the cases we’ve successfully resolved for Nevadans.

HUD No. 17-044 (202) 708-0685 FOR RELEASE Wednesday, June 7, 2017 HUD APPROVES AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEVADA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND LANDLORDS TO RESOLVE COMPLAINTS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement between a Nevada fair housing organization and the owner and manager of four […]

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Policies affecting people with disabilities at over 260 retirement residences nationwide will be revised as part of a settlement agreement in a housing discrimination complaint filed by Silver State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) against Reno Retirement Residence, LLC, and Holiday Retirement Corp. The agreement, approved on August 17, 2006, by the U.S. Department of Housing […]

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