CITY TO HOST FAIR HOUSING SYMPOSIUM

Free Workshops Available to Housing Seekers and Professionals

 

 

Jacksonville Florida Where Florida BeginsJACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 20, 2017 When it comes to housing rights and responsibilities, both housing professionals (realtors, property managers and landlords) and seekers (renters and buyers) have them. In observance of National Fair Housing Month, the City of Jacksonville is hosting a symposium to educate citizens about the Fair Housing Act. Established in 1968, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson to prevent discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission is encouraging realtors, property managers, landlords, renters and home buyers to attend the free events being held April 21 – 22.

 

 

Know Your Responsibilities (Housing Professionals)

Friday, April 21

Downtown Main Library (303 N Laura St. – 32202)

Registration: 12 p.m.

Program: 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Workshops:

 

  • Disability Rights and Fair Housing: Responding to a Reasonable Accommodation and/or Modification Requests
  • Criminal Background Checks and Fair Housing
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues and Violence Against Women Act

 

Know Your Rights (Housing Seekers)

Saturday, April 22

Downtown Main Library (303 N Laura St. – 32202)

Registration: 8 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

Workshops:

 

  • Disability Rights and Fair Housing: How and When to Request a Reasonable Accommodation and/or Modification Request
  • Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant Rights and Code Enforcement:  Understand the Differences Between Landlord/Tenant Laws, Fair Housing and Code Enforcement
  • Credit and Money Management
  • Keynote Speaker – William Messer, Financial Wellbeing Coach, Regions Bank/Operation Hope

 

For more information, persons should call (904) 630-3424 or visit http://www.coj.net/fairhousing2017.

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