Fair Housing Center of West Michigan



Fair Housing 101 Training for Rental Professionals

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
$60 per person; group rates available

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM) is pleased to offer a comprehensive ‘101’ level class for rental housing professionals who are new and are seeking an introduction to fair housing. Advance registration is required as space is limited.  For more information and to register, please see check out our registration flyer.  Registrations should be sent to bmiranda@fhcwm.org or faxed to 616-451-2657; once received, information on how to pay will be provided. See flyer for registration deadline; note the classes may sell out sooner.

The class will be held via Zoom; once your registration has approved and payment is received, registrants will receive confirmation via Zoom, which will provide them with their personal link to access the Zoom training. Please do not forward this on, it will be unique to you. If you are attending as a group/multiple people using the same email, please let us know.

Please note that notice of cancellation is required 48 hours in advance; any cancellations after that time will not be eligible for a refund.

Additional 101 trainings will be held, please keep an eye out for registration opening. Dates for future 101 trainings include:

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 9 am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 9am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 9am – 12 noon

Virtual Fair Housing Training - Fair Housing & Evictions

July 12 & July 14, 2022

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is partnering with the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan to provide virtual presentations on the fair housing implications of evictions. Common eviction cases that may mask underlying fair housing violations include “quid pro quo” sexual harassment, domestic violence, emotional support and service animals, enforcement of limits on the number of occupants, non-renewals of tenancy, evictions for rule violations, and targeting persons with disabilities, people of color, and other marginalized populations. ALL are welcome!  Registration is required; these sessions will not be recorded.

July 14, 2022 from 12 noon - 1:15 pm (register)

July 14, 2022 from 6 - 7:15 pm (register)

NOTE: Both trainings will have the same content.  One you are registered, you will receive an email from Zoom with attendance details, including a link unique to you and your pass-code.  Please save this information; you will also receive reminders the day before and the day of the session.

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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20 Hall Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone: 616-451-2980
Toll-free: 866-389-FAIR
Fax: 616-451-2657

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