Reminder: FAIR HOUSING TRAINING

Presented by the Regional Homeless Councils and the Maine CoC Resource Committee

Presenter: Patricia Ender, Esq. from Pine Tree Legal

When: 9:00-11:00 am, Friday, December 13, 2019

Locations: Live presentation at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street, Augusta

Update: There will only be one group site available (see below).

An additional “GoToMeeting” group site with video is available at:

Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street in Portland

If you are unable to attend one of the in-person locations, please register for the GoToWebinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3345715329406316045

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We also wanted to make sure everyone knows that we have corrected the sound quality issues from the last training. There won’t be an opportunity to ask questions via audio, but there will be a text chat option available.

What do renters and landlords need to know?  This training will cover:

  • fair housing laws
  • your rights as a renter
  • assistance and therapy animals (in housing and at emergency shelters)
  • reasonable accommodations landlords are sometimes required to make.

Who should attend?

Landlords, housing providers, shelter staff, General Assistance staff, case managers, and anyone who is concerned about fair treatment and housing rights.

Any questions? Contact Resource Committee Co-Chairs, Mike Mooney-  or Norman Maze- 

I am also including the joint statement on Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act between the US Dept. of Justice and US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. This statement explains expectations for Reasonable Accommodations in Housing and includes examples.