This course helps prepare you to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). FHA is one of several civil rights laws enacted to ensure equal opportunity in housing and erase existing patterns of residential racial segregation.
Discrimination in housing not only limits choice of housing, but it can be painful, degrading, and costly for individuals and families.
What You’ll Learn
By the end of Fair Housing Act for Compliance Professionals, you will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the prohibited bases of discrimination
- Describe requirements to comply with the three categories of coverage in the FHA (discrimination, advertising, and recordkeeping)
- List suggested practices to build a control environment that ensures compliance with the FHA
- Describe potential consequences of noncompliance with the FHA
Compliance and risk management professionals including compliance managers, officers, and other team members whose primary role is within the compliance function at their financial institution; bank examiners, bank regulators, and auditors.
ABA Professional Certifications: 0.50 CRCM
Charissa Robbins, J.D., CRCM
Fair and Responsible Banking Manager
Charissa Robbins is the Fair and Responsible Banking Manager at Columbia Bank, headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. She specializes in Fair Lending, UDAAP, and Advertising compliance for financial institutions. Her subject matter expertise includes consumer compliance (Lending and Deposit); regulatory change management; regulatory and operational risk management; and regulatory enforcement remediation. She advises on regulatory control development for bank products and services throughout the product lifecycle, including product development, advertising and marketing, and product origination and servicing.
Charissa attended Lewis and Clark Law School and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Created: April 2022