LCBH’s Fair Housing work includes representing clients in housing discrimination cases and heading up the Fair Housing Education Consortium (FHEC), funded by the City Department of Housing and Community Development to provide fair housing training to landlords, tenants, and the general public. In addition to LCBH, other participating organizations include Access Living, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the John Marshall Fair Housing Support Center.
Trainings are generally two hours, but can be tailored for specific audiences. Last year, as part of the Fair Housing Education Consortium, LCBH provided 48 fair housing trainings and drew in over 700 attendees, including renters and landlords alike. Topics covered include the Federal, Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago fair housing laws. The information presented assists housing providers to understand their responsibilities and assists individuals and families in recognizing when they might have experienced discrimination. Accessibility and rights of individuals with disabilities are explained, as well as discriminatory practices such as misrepresentation of available housing, refusal to rent, offering different terms based on inclusion in a covered class, and sexual harassment.
To schedule a fair housing training at your site for 10 or more or to be on the list for open training notices, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .