Interested in housing issues? Work at a community organization? Eager to learn more about landlord/tenant, fair housing, and government housing programs? You are invited to attend a Housing Advocates Training (HAT) and Welfare Policy Seminar (WPS) on Tuesday, September 23, and Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in Ann Arbor.
This two-day training covers 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 these participatory workshops 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
Questions? Call 1-877-979-FAIR or visit our HAT website to register.