ICRC to host Fair Housing Workshop in Greenwood

Greenwood—The Indiana Civil Rights Commission will conduct a training seminar for more than 40 housing providers Friday, June 22nd from 8:30 am-10:00 am at the Yorktowne Farms Apartment Clubhouse in Greenwood. The training, as part of The Power of Diversity™ statewide series, will focus on the Indiana Fair Housing Act (IFHA).

“It is important that we reach every corner of the state in our education and outreach efforts,” said Jamal L. Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. “We want to ensure that housing providers, specifically, are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Indiana Fair Housing Act to prevent illegal discrimination.”

Enacted in 1968, the IFHA ensures that Hoosiers, regardless of their race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or familial status are afforded equal opportunities in real estate related transactions.

The training conducted by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission will provide an overview of the IFHA, specific examples of housing discrimination and important legislative updates including the Americans with Disabilities Amended Act. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) in Real Estate and certificates of completion will be offered for those eligible.

The housing workshop in Greenwood is just one in a series of training workshops conducted by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission as part of their Power of Diversity™ statewide series. The training series provides information on anti-discrimination laws and uncovers the benefits to a diverse neighborhood, workplace and community.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana civil rights laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana. For more information on the Indiana Civil Rights Commission visit: www.in.gov/icrc.