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Attention Tenants! Free ‘Housing Rights Workshop’

The Housing Rights Center (HRC), and the City of Baldwin Park, will be hosting a FREE 'Housing Rights Workshop' for Baldwin residents and community members on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Esther Snyder Community Center, Meeting Room 2, at 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706. HRC will present information and resources regarding the fair housing laws, protected classes, unlawful housing discriminatory practices, and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the "Fair Housing Act," provides protection from discrimination in all housing related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status and disability. Furthermore, in California the Fair Employment and Housing Act provides additional protections against housing discrimination based on marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, and source of income. The California Unruh Civil Rights Act also protects from housing discrimination based on age and protects the right to freedom from violence and intimidation in housing.

The 'Housing Rights Workshop' seeks to inform and educate residents and community members of the City of Baldwin Park about the fair housing laws, what is unlawful under fair housing laws, and how to prevent housing discrimination. Other topics shall include tenant – landlord rights and responsibilities, rent increases, evictions, notices and more. The Workshop will also provide available services and resources offered by the Housing Rights Center.

For more information, or to RSVP for this FREE workshop, please call Sear at (800) 477-5977 extension 27.

 

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