Free Fair Housing Requirements and Rights Training Sessions Set for May 22nd

Buncombe County is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing. Whether you are seeking housing, or are a provider of housing, the public is invited to take part in one or both of upcoming fair housing training sessions happening on Wednesday, May 22m at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center.

Join Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Fair Housing Project, Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, and the Land of Sky Regional Council for two free Fair Housing Requirements and Rights training sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

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It is important to recognize and challenge discrimination on all fronts, including housing. Discrimination in housing is taken seriously at every level of government, and it is important to know the protections and resources all people are entitled to nationwide. The North Carolina Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status (families with children). The law applies to the sale, rental, or financing of residential housing.

Morning Session
Fair Housing for HUD Funded Grantees, Landlords, Property Managers
Time: 10 -11:30 a.m.
Location: Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, Asheville, NC 28801

Topics presented will include:
– History of the Fair Housing Act & Basics of Fair Housing Law
– Fair Housing & Affordable Housing Development
– Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing – fair housing requirements for recipients and subrecipients of HUD funding (including CDBG and HOME).

Who Should Attend?
– Federal Funding grantees
– Landlords and Property Managers

Afternoon Session
Fair Housing Basics for Housing Advocates, Case Managers, and the General Public
Time: 1- 2:30 p.m.
Location: Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, Asheville, NC 28801

Topics presented will include:
– Fair Housing Law
– What are the Rights of Tenants with Disabilities whether physical or mental (including reasonable accommodation and modification requests)?
– How does the FHA apply to housing decisions based on criminal records
– How can I make a complaint?
– Who can I contact for help?

Who Should Attend?
– Housing providers
– Property managers and Landlords
– Housing Advocates & Case Managers
– General public

Can’t make it to one of the sessions on May 22? Recordings will be available after the training day.

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Written by Buncombe County.