Commission on Human Rights
Realtors, Landlords, and public can benefit from Fair Housing Training in London, KY, by State Human Rights Commission and Lexington Fair Housing Council
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Lexington Fair Housing Council will conduct free training on the Kentucky Fair Housing Act on April 4 in London, Ky. The training will take place at the Cumberland Valley Area Development District, 342 Old Whitley Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. (EST).
Real estate licensees, landlords, social service providers and government employees are strongly encouraged to attend. The training is open to the public.
The fair housing training is part of a statewide campaign during April Fair Housing Month to educate the public about fair housing laws, how to comply with the laws, and how to get help when housing discrimination occurs.
For example, recent statistics show that discriminatory practices based on disability are on the rise. Also, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) states that a victim of domestic violence who is denied housing or evicted may have a basis to file a discrimination complaint based on gender.
The training in London will provide information on reasonable accommodations and modifications for qualified individuals with a disability and will cover HUD’s guidance to refrain from discrimination against a victim of domestic violence. For more details about the training, contact Kentucky Human Rights official Juan Pena at 1.800.292.5566 or 502-229-1487.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, housing, and financial transactions on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, and sex.
Discrimination is further prohibited on the basis of familial status in housing, the basis of age (40 or over) in employment, and the basis of a person’s tobacco-smoking status in employment.