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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development The Training Academy "Serving the Training Needs of HUD Employees"


Course Title: Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Course Code: EX2004-01

Course Dates: April 23 and 30, 2004

Course Hours: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time (Lunch break: 1:15PM - 2:15PM)

Description: Did you know that recipients/grantees of federal financial assistance are required to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to persons who are LEP? On December 19, 2003, HUD published LEP guidance in the Federal Register. As HUD staff or as a HUD recipient/grantee or beneficiary, it is crucial for you to understand the information in this guidance.

This training will include two sessions:



Session one will cover (1) how LEP relates to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) the four factor analysis used in determining a recipient's/grantee's LEP obligations; and (3) examples of noteworthy LEP practices -Promising Practices. During this training, you will hear what HUD Program Offices (Housing, CPD, PIH, OHHLHC, and FHEO) have done and plan to do to implement the LEP initiative.
 - Session One Training Materials


  • EX2004-01-B - April 30, 2004


Session two will cover (1) the relevant laws that prohibit national origin discrimination; (2) how these laws apply to the provisions of meaningful access for LEP persons; and (3) how HUD will determine compliance with these laws.

 - Session Two Training Materials

The featured presenters:

Session One:


Ms. Christine Stoneman, Deputy Chief, Coordination and Review Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice,


Ms. Pamela D. Walsh, Director, Program Standards Division, FHEO HUD Headquarters,


Representatives, HUD Programs,


Ms. Jayne Park, Executive Director, The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC).

Session Two:


Ms. Elizabeth Frank, former Acting Director, Office of Enforcement, FHEO HUD Headquarters,


Mr. Harry L. Carey, Associate General Counsel, Office of Fair Housing, OGC HUD Headquarters, (ret.)


Ms. Estelle D. Franklin, Assistant General Counsel, Compliance Division, OGC HUD Headquarters,


Mr. Al Hester, Housing Policy Director, Saint Paul Public Housing Agency, and


Ms. Sonia P. Gutierrez, Fair Housing Program Coordinator, District of Columbia, Department of Housing and Community Development.

Special Appearances: Mrs. Carolyn Peoples, then Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD and Mr. R. Alexander Acosta, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice.

Training Material: HUD's Notice of Guidance to Federal Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons is available online.

Who May Attend: This broadcast is designed for HUD staff, HUD recipients/grantees, and beneficiaries. All HUD recipients/grantees who administer federally-funded programs, services, and activities directly to HUD customers will find this training beneficial in helping to increase their knowledge about this very important initiative.

Viewing Options:



  • Watch the broadcast at your local HUD office. You can watch a satellite transmission of the broadcast at your local HUD office or view the webcast at your local HUD office. Nearly every HUD office has a public use computer workstation called a "HUD Answer Machine" that allows viewing of HUD's webcasts. View the list of local HUD offices.


  • Watch the video via satellite. Nearly every webcast is also transmitted via satellite. Contact Mr. Ralph Friend (202) 402-3186 to verify the satellite coordinates.
    • Satellite coordinates: AM-1 (C-band) Transponder 9 3880 MHz, horizontal polarity 103-degrees West longitude.

  • Videotapes are not available.


For technical assistance please call, (202) 708-6067

Contact: For questions regarding this training, please contact Ms. Gwendolyn V. Jackson at (202) 402-7008.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Both training sessions are in closed caption.

Language Accessibility: Both training sessions are broadcast in English and Spanish.