Education, Outreach, and Training

Education and Outreach

Two FHJC staff members tabling at an outreach event.

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) recognizes that people are empowered to exercise their fair housing rights when they are better informed. Toward that end, the FHJC:

  • Makes presentations on fair housing to civic, religious, educational, and community organizations
  • Publishes and distributes an e-newsletter called Opening Acts
  • Issues news releases about FHJC activities
  • Creates educational and training materials to educate the public and create awareness about fair housing rights and resources
  • Develops training programs and conducts workshops on specific fair housing issues

The FHJC engages in these outreach and educational activities in order to increase public awareness about fair housing rights and to give people tools to better advocate for their fair housing rights. We are happy to tailor our presentations, discussions, or workshops to suit the specific interests and needs of your group or event. If you are interested in learning more about fair housing or gaining access to educational materials for your organization or group, please visit the Resource Section of our website.

If you work in or belong to a civic, faith-based, educational, or community organization and are interested in our fair housing materials, a fair housing presentation, holding a screening of one our films, or are interested in working together on an event or outreach opportunity please contact us at

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Organizational Training and Technical Assistance

The Fair Housing Justice Center contracts with other public and private fair housing enforcement programs to provide technical assistance, training, and other tools to upgrade and strengthen fair housing law enforcement.

Since 2012, the FHJC has partnered with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council to implement a national project called Investigative Support for Testing and Enforcement Programs (ISTEP). ISTEP has been sponsored by HUD and designed to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to test coordinators working in FHIP-funded fair housing organizations. The ISTEP program has trained hundreds of test coordinators from organizations located throughout the nation.

The FHJC continues to provide training, technical assistance, and other resources to organizations and agencies involved in fair housing enforcement in order to:

  • Expand the use of testing as an investigative tool to gather evidence in response to housing discrimination complaints;
  • Elevate systemic testing as the highest priority in fair housing law enforcement;
  • Promote a more creative, strategic, and effective use of testing; and
  • Advocate vigorous, coordinated, and sustained fair housing enforcement activity in all of our nation’s metropolitan regions.

If you are interested in training or technical assistance, please email us at or call (212) 400-8201.

If you work for an organization or agency that operates a testing program and is involved in fair housing law enforcement, click here to apply for access to FHJC’s Test Coordinator Tools.