25 March 2016
 March 25, 2016
Category: Events

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) will host a Fair Housing Basics Training in celebration of Fair Housing Month on Friday, April 8th from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State. St., Athens, Ohio.


Topics to be covered at this training will include:


  • Introduction to the Fair Housing Act.
  • Protected classes and discriminatory conduct under the Fair Housing Act.
  • Reasonable Accommodation
    • What is a reasonable accommodation?
    • How to make a request for reasonable accommodation?
    • When must a request for reasonable accommodation be granted?
  • What about requests for service, companion, and other assistance animals?
  • Reasonable Modification
    • What is a reasonable modification?
    • Who is required to pay for a modification?
  • Specific policies that may have a discriminatory impact upon the basis of race, national origin, and sex (gender).
  • Special issues to consider to avoid discriminating against families with children.
  • Special housing protections for victims of domestic violence.
  • How to file a housing discrimination complaint with HUD and/or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and where to go for help if you suspect housing discrimination.


This training is open to landlords, tenants, resident managers, community advocates, medical and mental health providers, and anyone else hoping to learn more about fair housing rights.


This training is free, but space is limited so please register if you plan to attend.  To learn more about this training or to obtain a registration form, you may call SEOLS at 1-800-686-3668 or send an email to . The training announcement and registration form can be found here: Athens Training Registration Form


Funding for this program has been provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

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