Fair Housing Accessibility Design & Construction Training
For architects, developers, builders, attorneys, and owners or operators of multi-family housing
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center invites you to a training on the Accessible Design and Construction requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This workshop will educate housing and construction professionals on the FHA’s technical requirements and HUD’s Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines and will promote compliance with those requirements.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Sinclair Conference Center
If you are an architect, landscape architect, attorney, or real estate professional licensed in the state of Ohio, you can earn 6 CE hours by attending this class (5.75 CLE hours, approval pending).
MVFHC awarded $425,000 from U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
April 17, 2019 — Through its Fair Housing Initiatives Program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $125,000 education & outreach grant to the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC). This grant will allow MVFHC to conduct educational and outreach programs through forums including government centers, schools, churches, and professional organizations such as the Greater Dayton Apartment Association and the Dayton Realtors®.
In addition, HUD also announced the funding of a 3-year private enforcement grant. The enforcement grant awarded to MVFHC is one of twenty-four awarded to FHIP agencies that are high performers and will receive multi-year funding. Multi-year funding allows groups that maintain excellent performance ratings to continue their activities without interruption. The grant to MVFHC is for $300,000 per year for three years, for a total of $900,000 and will enable MVFHC to implement comprehensive enforcement services, including complaint intake, investigation, and referral for alleged victims of discrimination.
Copies of special reports such as Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice released by local jurisdictions as well as other reports done by MVFHC on zoning and predatory lending are available on the reports page.
HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton
The Home Ownership Center is a non-profit organization that empowers local residents to achieve and sustain homeownership and financial success. They’ve helped thousands of individuals and families meet their homeownership goals through a variety of services offered at low or no cost. You can reach the HomeOwnership Center at 937-853-1600.
Fair Housing webinars
In conjunction with the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, MVFHC is offering one-hour fair housing webinars on the second Wednesday of every other month in 2018 (odd months). For more information, visit our GDAA webinar page.
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that promotes compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. Visit www.fairhousingfirst.org for instruction programs and useful online resources.
Have questions about what your rights or responsibilities are under the federal Fair Housing Act for persons with disabilities? Now available online in the Services/Reference section are joint statements from the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development that explain reasonable modifications and accommodations.
Service Animal Policy
A Service Animal Policy is now available available online in the Services/Reference section. The policy explains what service animals are and how they are a reasonable accommodation under the Federal Fair Housing Act and also provides practice guidelines for housing providers and for tenants.
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. To learn how you can save money in your home, visit www.energystar.gov.
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