Fair Housing Center of West Michigan




Fair Housing Rights Training for Senior Advocates in Kent County

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is pleased to offer a complimentary training on fair housing rights for seniors and those serving seniors in Kent County.

Participants must serve and/or be advocates for seniors in Kent County.  Advanced registration is required. Online registration is closed.  Please call to inquire about registering. Topics covered will include:

  • overview and updates regarding the protections for senior citizens under federal, state and local fair housing laws;
  • data on the current state of fair housing for seniors;
  • definitions and examples of reasonable accommodations and modifications for seniors with disabilities; and
  • best practices for making or providing support requests for accommodations and modifications in senior housing. 

Attendees will also learn more about the broad implications of housing discrimination for Kent County as well as what services the FHCWM offers.


The training is underwritten by the Kent County Senior Millage.  This training may appeal to outreach workers, social service agencies, seniors, civil rights/disability rights advocates, those serving seniors or people with disabilities, and others interested in aging in place.  Participants must be advocates for seniors in Kent County. 

The training will be held at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan office:

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Who Should Attend Fair Housing Training?

Members of the housing industry can undertand their rights and responsibilities under law, thus preventing possible violations. Social service agencies can assure that their clients receive equal treatment under fair housing law through understanding and identifying housing discrimination. Community members can help promote diverse, open communities by being aware of discrimination and working with the Fair Housing Center to address it, or by volunteering as a tester.

Training topics include:

  • Services provided by the Fair Housing Center
  • Housing discrimination, including current examples
  • Federal, State and Local Fair Housing Laws
  • 11 Protected Classes Under Law
  • Application of Fair Housing Law
  • Equal Housing Opportunity Logos and Publisher's Statement
  • Fair Housing Tester Training

To schedule a fair housing training for your organization, call the Fair Housing Center at (616) 451-2980 or email: contact-us@fhcwm.org.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone: 616-451-2980
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