Housing Rights Center to a Host Free Workshop in Ventura
The Housing Rights Center (HRC), and the City of Ventura, will be hosting a FREE ‘Housing Rights Workshop’ for Ventura residents and community members on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Ventura City Hall, Room 202, at 501 Poli Street, Ventura CA 93001. HRC will present information and resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.
Topics will include: discrimination against families with children, disability rights, sexual harassment, evictions, repairs, security deposits, rent increases, substandard conditions, and much more!
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the “Fair Housing Act,” provides protection from discrimination in all housing related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status and disability.
Furthermore, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides additional protections against housing discrimination based on marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, and source of income. The California Unruh Civil Rights Act also provides protection from housing discrimination based on age and protects the right to freedom from violence and intimidation in housing.
For more information, or to RSVP for this FREE workshop, please call Marisol at (800) 477-5977 extension 1102. TTY users please call (213) 201-0867. This location is handicap accessible. Additional information is also available atwww.housingrightscenter.org.