There are an estimated four million incidents of housing discrimination in rental and sales each year. The majority of those incidents are not reported and an even smaller number result in justice. Often, incidents go unreported because people don’t know that housing discrimination is unlawful, do not believe they have sufficient evidence to support their claim, or do not know where or how to report their experiences.
The purpose of this webinar is to equip you with information in the event you (or a constituent) experiences housing discrimination, and also explain how the LGBTQ+ community is protected under the federal Fair Housing Act and other laws.
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- Reference the National Fair Housing Alliance and its members to your chapter constituents when discussing possible housing discrimination.
- Describe the federal Fair Housing Act and other fair housing protections and explain how these laws protect the LGBTQ+ community in housing.
- Recognize housing discrimination.
- Identify avenues for justice when a constituent alleges they have experienced discrimination in housing.
- Connect learning and advocacy opportunities to local chapter members in conjunction with local NFHA members.
The training will be facilitated by leading fair housing experts, and will end with an opportunity to ask direct questions to the facilitators.