April is Fair Housing Month

For those of you who are not familiar with the term, “fair housing” is specifically geared towards federal laws and policies that ensure people have equal access to housing of their choice.  Read more about fair housing at the Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) website.

In honor of fair housing month, I am posting about two different conferences:

  1. Worcester Fair Housing Conference on Saturday, April 6th from 8:30am to noon.  The event will be at the Worcester State University – Ghosh Science Center (486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA).  You can register for the free event here.  There will be three different panels.  The first panel is about the legal framework of housing discrimination, the second panel is about knowing your rights as tenants, and the third panel is about landlords/homeowner concerns.
  2. 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference on Thursday, April 11th from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Friday April 12th from 8:30am to noon.  The event will be at the Springfield Marriott (2 Boland Way, Springfield, MA).  You can register for the free event here.  There is a list of workshops and hot topic presentations available here.

I will definitely be attending the Fair Housing Conference in Worcester.  I hope to see you there!

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