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Free “One Stop Fair Housing Shop” to be Held on April 30 in Silver Spring

For Immediate Release: Sunday, April 15, 2018

April is Fair Housing Month and housing professionals and providers will have an opportunity to meet fair housing regulators in Montgomery County at the free Fair Housing Educational Forum on Monday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at 1 Veterans Place.

The “One-Stop Fair Housing Shop” is sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, the Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group and Montgomery County Human Rights Commission as part of the county’s recognition of Fair Housing Month and will include a complimentary lunch. The forum will focus on the fair housing requirements for people with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, use of service animals, parking requirements, common ownership communities’ responsibilities, legal updates on the county, state and federal levels, and new trends for a changing housing consumer base.

Guest speakers will include, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Office of Human Rights, Office of Consumer Protection, Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission.  

To request language interpreter services, including sign language, or other aids or services to participate in this event, call Beverly Marshall at 240-777-8479 or Maryland Relay at 711 as soon as possible but preferably 72 hours before the event.

Preregistration is requested for this free forum. For more information or to register, call Anis Ahmed at 240-777-8454.  

Release ID: 18-516
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536