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Allen County Providers

Using Fair Housing Rights Help Your Clients & Consumers!

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A training for Health & Social Service Providers in Allen County

Tuesday, December 11

1 PM- 4 PM

Cambridge Center, 414 N. Central  Ave. Lima, Ohio

FREE CEUs for Social Workers

Space is limited register ASAP by

voice: 888-485-7999

email:  rentinfo@cohhio.org

or click on the link at the top of this page

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this training, please let us know

 What happened?
10 housing and sociial service professionals participated in this training.  Emily Van Buren and Spencer Wells presented for COHHIO.  Veronica McLaurine gave an overview of the housing services provided by Lima Allen County Commission on Human Affairs.

Questions and discussion
  • Bedbugs.  Discussed using health department to certify the conditions.  In multifamily housing Allen County Health Department will issue orders to owner to correct the problem.
  • A certain apartment building where persons with disabilities are disrespected, harassed.  Discussion of plans to reach out to tenants to begin addressing issues; document possible discrimination.
  • Is there an exemption to the Fair Housing Law?  Not in Ohio.  Federal law exempts landlords who own 4 or fewer units in one structure and live in one of the units; Ohio's Substantially Equivalent FH law (ORC 4112) does NOT have that exemption.
  • Can you make a community for artists without discriminating?  Yes, as long as you don't make a difference in treatment based on a protected class.
How did we do?
seven participants completed the evaluation forms.  3 rated the session as "excellent" and 4 rated the session as "good".

Comments from evaluation form included:
  • it will help assist clients to learn these housing related rights and work to improve their situations.  It will help me educate and advocate for them as needed.
  • I will be better able to recognize the roots of discriminatory practices.
  • Strengthen knowledge regarding laws and rights of both landlords and tenants.
  • Helping clients better understand reasonable accommodations.  Helping clients find the right person to contact for discrimination.
  • To help assist the needs of mental health individuals.  I am the client's voice sometimes.

Sponsored by: Allen County Regional Planning, City of Lima, and Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs Funding is provided under a grant from the U.S. Department of HUD

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