The Fair Housing Center will be holding its Housing Advocates Training (HAT) on December 4, and a Welfare Policy Seminar (WPS) on December 5, 2012, in East Lansing.
We’re offering a special discounted rate of $75.00 for two people (normally $65 a person). Registration has been extended to Friday, November 30th, at 5 PM.
What is HAT? HAT is a two-day workshop with topics including illegal evictions, housing discrimination, subsidized housing, and welfare policies. The Fair Housing Center, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and the Michigan Poverty Law Program provide this participatory workshop for people from local community organizations.
By the end of the training, participants will understand:
- how to recognize signs of housing discrimination
- how to advocate for victims of housing discrimination
- the services offered by fair housing organizations
- the basis of the landlord/tenant relationship
- how to advocate for clients in need of housing repairs
- how the eviction process works
- how to advocate for clients in an eviction or lockout
- the services offered by Legal Services programs
- the basic characteristics of housing subsidy programs
- the rights and responsibilities of tenants in subsidized housing programs
- DHS and Social Security program policies
This two-day training is an excellent resource for anyone working as an advocate (as well as for clients/consumers).
Registration materials are available on our website or by phone at 1-877-979-FAIR.