11th Annual Fair Housing Awareness Symposium

April 06, 2013 - April 06, 2013
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Event wraps up citywide activities celebrating National Community Development Week

The City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commission is hosting its annual Fair Housing Symposium this Saturday. This free event is one of eleven Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-funded activities taking place in the city to celebrate National Community Development (NCD) Week. NCD Week is an annual campaign emphasizing the local and national success of the CDBG program.
The theme of this year’s Fair Housing Symposium is “Living Free: Removing Barriers.” Workshops will be provided for both citizens and industry professionals, such as homebuilders, realtors, property managers and homeowners. All workshops will be presented by attorneys and other experts in the field of fair housing and disabilities. Citizen workshops include the elements of a housing complaint, reasonable accommodations/modifications, landlord/tenant issues and code enforcement. The Professional’s Workshop will focus on trends in design and construction, barriers to accessible housing and visitability. Those who attend the Professional’s Workshop will receive certificates that may be used for obtaining continuing education credits.

Registration & Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Workshops: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Awards Luncheon: 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Participating organizations include the Jacksonville Urban League, the MetroNorth CDC, the Jacksonville Housing Authority, the City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Division, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., and the City of Jacksonville Neighborhoods Department-Housing and Community Development Division.

The event includes free parking, breakfast and lunch. Childcare for ages 4 to 12 is also available at no charge.

Registration is required. Please email JHRCrsvp@coj.net or call (904) 630-1212 x3020 to register. Requests for special needs must be received no later than Thursday, April 4, 2013.

This event is made possible through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) acquired by the City of Jacksonville Neighborhoods Department-Housing and Community Development Division, the City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.