Events

Fair Housing Education for Government Leaders

Housing Opportunities Made Equal along with the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments will host a training program on Friday, Sept. 26, for municipal and county staff and elected officials whose responsibilities involve some aspect of housing, especially planning, zoning, inspections or community development. 

Participants will learn the basics of fair housing law, liability risks for local governments, and fair housing responsibilities when accepting Federal funds.

This course if FREE, but pre-registration is required. For details, click here.

 

Community Discussion about Diversity and Inclusion

Neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County are changing. Teens and adults are invited to join in an honest, respectful exchange spotlighting practices that unite residents – of all races, religions, ages, abilities, socio-economic levels, housing situations, marital statuses, etc., etc. – in fostering stronger communities.

Please come and share your experiences, feelings and insights during this Thursday, Oct. 2, gathering. The event is FREE, but reservations are requested. For details, click here.

 

Fair Housing Education for Professionals

Housing Opportunities Made Equal offers several fee-based Fair Housing training sessions for those considering housing as an investment property, current landlords and other real estate professionals. HOME also offers customized training for specific audiences. Many are CEU-approved. 

Regional clients include Sibcy Cline Realtors, Coldwell Banker, Huff Realty, Comey & Shepherd, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, Real Estate Investors Association, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, and Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association. HOME also has presented programs throughout the state and the country – most recently with Picerne Military Housing, which develops, constructs and manages property for U.S. service members and their families. 

For a list of course offerings, click here

Housing professionals interested in scheduling such in-depth training are invited to contact Deb Jetter, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 513-721-4663, ext. 2629, or send her an email at deb.jetter@homecincy.org. To pay by credit card, click here.

 

Fair Housing Education for Consumers

Housing Opportunities Made Equal routinely schedules free programs addressing the housing rights of individuals, especially those who are members of protected classes as listed in the Fair Housing Act.

These presentations are offered to social service agencies, civic groups, churches, colleges, high schools, libraries and other community organizations as part of staff meetings, workshops or stand-alone educational sessions. They provide an overview of federal, state and local Fair Housing rights in the rental and sale of homes.

To schedule a consumer education and outreach presentation, contact Myra Calder at 513-721-4663, ext. 2623, or send her an email at myra.calder@homecincy.org.

 

HOME’s Annual Dinner

Once a year, the public is invited to attend a dinner program hosted by the management, staff, members and trustees for Housing Opportunities Made Equal. A guest speaker presents the keynote address. In addition, the executive director shares the agency’s annual report and joins in presenting awards to worthy recipients. For more information or to purchase tickets for the dinner, click here.