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Fair Housing is your right! It is promulgated by state and federal laws. Fair housing means you have the right to choose a place to live and not be discriminated against on the basis of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability or because you have minors in your household.

 

If you have questions about your housing rights or if your housing rights are being violated, contact us toll free at: 1-855-837-8867

Si Sospecha Discriminación Contra Ud. o su Familia, Comuníquese con: 1-855-837-8867

For more see:Know Your Rights - Fair Housing Act

y en Español:Vivienda Justa

 


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Legal Aid in the Community: Upcoming Training Opportunities

January 8 @ Columbiana County Metropolitan Housing
A Legal Aid attorney will discuss the topic 'Fair Housing Rights for the Disabled'


 

Past Training Opportunities:

 

FREE Fair Housing Training Webinars Available!

Join Legal Aid attorneys to learn more about fair housing from the comfort of your own chair! Legal Aid will be hosting two FREE webinars this fall titled ‘Fair Housing Rights for Individuals with Disabilities’ and you’re invited to attend.

Thursday October 25 2012 from 1:15 until 2:30 pm
Thursday November 8 2012 from 1:15 until 2:30 pm

Each webinar will be hosted by a Legal Aid attorney and include practical information social workers and other advocates for the disabled need to know. The webinar will cover the basics of reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification requirements under the Fair Housing Act to give you the knowledge you need to assist clients with housing placement and maintenance and to advocate for reasonable accommodations for disabled clients.

It’s easy to participate. All you need are a computer with internet access and a microphone and speaker system (VoIP) OR a telephone to connect to the audio. That’s it, and Legal Aid staff will provide detailed instructions on how to join the meeting through GoTo Meeting before the event, and be available to troubleshoot the day of the training.

Topics to be covered:

Overview of the fair housing laws (FHA, Section 504, ADA)

Overview of FHA coverage and exemptions

In depth review of reasonable accommodation under FHA, including:

  • Defining what is considered a disability (and what is excluded)
  • Overview of reasonable accommodation process
  • Defining what constitutes a "nexus" between a proposed accommodation and a disability
  • Defining the "interactive process"
  • When can a housing provider lawfully deny a reasonable accommodation request

Common reasonable accommodation issues in housing

  • Service v. support animals
  • Live-in aides
  • Using the reasonable accommodation process to stop a lease termination

 

Legal Aid in the Community

October 3 @ Stark County Bar Association
Topic: CLE about housing concerns for victims of domestic violence

October 5 @ NEOMED (Rootstown)
Topic: CLE about reasonable accommodations and modifications

October 17 @ Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Services
Topic: Advocate training on issues related to landlord/tenant relationships and fair housing

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