April is National Fair Housing Month
April 03, 2014
As part of the national recognition of Fair Housing Month, the City of Tallahassee, in partnership with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), is hosting a comprehensive workshop examining fair housing rights and what recourse citizens have if their rights are violated. The workshop will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Smith Williams Service Center, located at 2295 Pasco St.
The goal of this workshop is to provide information to homebuyers, renters, housing providers, realtors, attorneys and others involved in the housing market about fair housing and lending practices, laws and more.
"Because housing discrimination is cleverly disguised with a smile and a handshake, the City endeavors to arm citizens with the necessary information to exercise their rights," said Angela Hendrieth, director of Equity and Workforce Development. "You have the right to live where you want to live, and fair housing can unlock the door to your future."
At the workshop, participants will also learn about foreclosure prevention. Those participants facing foreclosure will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their situation. If taking part in this discussion, please bring all corresponding documents.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
For more information, please visit Talgov.com or call the Equity and Workforce Development department at 891-8290 or TDD at 711.
Angela Hendrieth, Department of Equity and Workforce Development, 891-8290; or Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533