Fair Housing Seminar for Real Estate Professionals and Housing Providers

The City of Springfield, in conjunction with the Springfield/Clark County Fair Housing Advocates, Springfield Board of Realtors and the Ohio Attorney General’s office, will offer a three hour class on “Fair Housing for Real Estate Professionals and Housing Providers” on Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30-11:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 100 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio. The cost for the seminar is $20, which includes breakfast served at 8:00 a.m.

“This is a great opportunity to learn the latest information from the experts about how to do the right thing and provide equal housing opportunity in your housing business, while avoiding unnecssary fair housing complaints,” said Nancy Flinchbaugh, Fair Housing/Mediation Coordinator for the City of Springfield. “Landlords, Realtors, and others working in housing related organizations should attend. Every April we offer a class locally during Fair Housing Month. This April, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the federal fair housing law which was enacted in 1968.”

The class will address the specifics of the fair housing law, with special attention to the protected classes of race, national origin, familial and disability status, sex, gender-based discrimination, and sexual orientation,  including reasonable accommodations and reasonable modification. Teaching the class will be attorneys from the State of Ohio Attorney General’s office, including: Lori Anthony (Civil Rights Section Chief), Stefan J. Schmidt (Principal Assistant Attorney General) and Azure’D Metoyer (Assistant Attorney General). The class has been approved for three hours civil rights credit with the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing.For more information or to register (by April 12), contact Nancy Flinchbaugh at (937) 324-7696 or at: nflinchbaugh@springfieldohio.gov. You may also download the registration form at this link: https://springfieldohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Fair-Housing-Seminar-April-17-FINAL.pdf.