Week Four: Fair Housing Investigator Course provides a comprehensive review and practice sessions of the topics discussed in Weeks One through Three.
The course contains a review and practice of:
- Drafting an allegation, including establishing jurisdiction, perfecting a complaint, and drafting an allegation.
- Developing an investigative plan that includes the legal theory of discrimination, sequence of interviews, and information-gathering strategy.
- Developing a Final Investigative Report (FIR), including distinguishing and preparing the five components of the FIR required by the Fair Housing Act.
- Drafting a determination that includes the required elements and supports the results of a fair, impartial, and thorough investigation.
- Briefing and defending the determination, including summarizing a complainant’s allegations and the respondent’s defenses, stating the relevant issues, and presenting a briefing on the results of the investigation.
Throughout the weeklong course, participants will engage in a variety of hands-on exercises that enable them to apply the lessons learned in the classroom to professional situations.