Free Workshop: Ensuring Fair Housing & Accessibility for People with Disabilities
HOME is hosting a FREE three-hour educational workshop for people with disabilities as well as their family members, caregivers, associates and advocates to learn about their rights and responsibilities under the federal Fair Housing Act. Among the topics to be addressed are: How ‘disability’ is defined under the Fair Housing Act. Which housing providers must abide by the Act. What options those with disabilities have in housing choice. When and how to request changes in policy or structure. Who to contact if you suspect illegal discrimination.
The session is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the United Way building, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Registration is required. To do so, click here.
Note to Social Workers: This workshop has been approved for CEUs with the National Association of Social Workers. To receive these credits, you must register separately by clicking here.
Fair Housing Education and Outreach Roundtable
Don’t miss this “first time- ever” 2-Day Roundtable for all FHIP and FHAP agencies in HUD’s Chicago Region. Region V features dozens of experienced, talented, creative individuals who have used hundreds of methods for educating and informing the public about their fair housing rights.
The goal of this roundtable discussion is to bring together those individuals in one space at one time to celebrate their accomplishments, spark discussion, fuel creativity, and learn what other agencies have found to be successful. All those attending will be encouraged to share their insights, display their work and experiences. Agencies are invited to display their education and outreach materials in a “Show and Tell” event on Thursday evening.
The agenda will cover such topic such as: the best uses for social media, technology in training, effective community events, immigrant populations, programs for youth or teens, unique training and specialty classes, ways to make fair housing training fun and engaging and much more!
The feature luncheon speakers for this event will be including:
Maurice McGough – Regional Director, HUD, Fair Housing &Equal Opportunity
G. Michael Payton, Executive Director, Ohio Civil Rights Commission
The Roundtable is Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center near the University of Cincinnati. All those who participate in education and outreach endeavors are urged to join in this unique training opportunity.
Please reserve your hotel room as soon as possible at the government rate of $132.00 per night at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Reservations can also be made by calling 888-720-1299 under “HOME nonprofit summit.”
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 email@example.com. 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, call our offices at 513-721-4663.
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.