The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. In 1988, Congress passed the Fair Housing Amendments Act, which expanded the law to also prohibit discrimination in housing based on disability or on family status such as pregnant women or the presence of children under eighteen. Although this legislation still meets with resistance by lessors, it offers tenants a legal mechanism for seeking redress.
This Friday, the Democratic Club welcomes attorneys Brady King, and Bonnie Stender. They represent the Coeur d’Alene Office of Idaho Legal Aid Services. Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. is a nonprofit statewide organization dedicated to providing equal access to justice for low-income people through quality advocacy and education.
They will be discussing tenants’ rights under the Fair Housing Act. For example, they will explain how disabled tenants can make reasonable accommodation requests and how tenants can respond when lessors violate their fair housing rights. Ensuring the proper enforcement of the Fair Housing Act is a vital concern for our growing communities.
Join attorneys, Brady King, and Bonnie Stender this Friday, January 13 at noon online to learn how Idaho Legal Aid helps low-income tenants enforce their rights to fair housing.
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