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Fair Housing Month 2014 Educational Events

Posted on 02. Apr, 2014 by

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FAIR HOUSING CENTER COMMEMORATES FAIR HOUSING MONTH 2014 WITH SERIES OF FREE EVENTS

On April 1, 2014, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) announced a series of events to occur throughout the month in commemoration of National Fair Housing Month. Each event is free and open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. For more details about GNOFHAC’s celebration of Fair Housing Month 2014, please call (504)596-2100.

GNOFHAC’s Fair Housing Month events will occur throughout the State, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. The events are:

Fair Housing 101 for Small Landlords

This 1.5 hour workshop for small landlords will provide a comprehensive review of a housing provider’s responsibilities under local and federal fair housing laws, including case studies that pertain to small landlords. Topics will include protected classes and transactions under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), protections for people with disabilities, discriminatory harassment, advertising, resident relations and rules, and application and screening procedures. Training details are:

Shreveport

  • April 7th, 2014
  • 6-7:30pm
  • Location: Hollywood-Union Avenue Public Library, 2105 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, Louisiana 71108

Baton Rouge

  • April 10th, 2014
  • 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: The Louisiana Housing Corporation, 2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Know Your Rights Training for Tenants

Join us for a workshop on fair housing rights for renters! The workshop is free and open to the public. The training will cover rights and responsibilities under fair housing and landlord-tenant law.

Shreveport

  • April 8th, 2014
  • 6 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Hollywood-Union Avenue Public Library, 2105 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, Louisiana 71108

Baton Rouge

  • April 15th, 2014
  • 6 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: The Louisiana Housing Corporation, 2415 Quail Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Expanding Housing Choice for Domestic Violence Survivors

A 2011 report by the Violence Policy Center ranked Louisiana among the top 10 states in the nation for homicide rates of women murdered by men. One in every four women are likely to experience domestic violence in their lifetimes, and current housing policies fail to address the needs of domestic violence survivors by limiting their access to safe housing. The panel discussion, with national and local practitioners, will explore the current realities of domestic violence in Louisiana, dissect ways in which current state housing policy fails to protect domestic violence survivors and their families, and offer innovative solutions for addressing the complex problems that domestic violence survivors face.

  • April 16th, 2014
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • The New Orleans Museum Of Art, Stern Auditorium, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124

2nd Annual GNOFHAC Crawfish Boil

GNOFHAC staff and board will host it’s 2nd annual crawfish boil and open house. Friends and family, community members and GNOFHAC supporters are invited to visit our S. Jefferson Davis office while engaging in an open discussion of current civil rights and fair housing issues in Louisiana and beyond.

  • April 24th, 2014
  • 5:30 pm
  • GNOFHAC Offices, 404 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Fair Housing Act protects against discrimination in housing on the basis of a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status (whether or not a person has children).

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 The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a private nonprofit organization. GNOFHAC is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and furthering equal housing opportunities through education, outreach, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws across the metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.

The work that provided the basis for this event was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

El trabajo que facilita la base para esta publicación fue apoyada por fondas de una concesión por el Departamento de la Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD en ingles). Los resultados y substancia del trabajo están dedicado al Publica. El escritor y publicador estará solamente responsable por la exactitudes de las declaraciones y interpretación en esta publicación. Tales interpretaciones no necesariamente reflejan las vistas del Gobierno Federal.

 

 

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