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April is Fair Housing Month - Free Seminar on April 24th

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April is Fair Housing Month and the City of Prescott is inviting anyone interested to learn more about Fair Housing laws to attend a free seminar on Thursday, April 24th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library. The seminar is being sponsored by the City of Prescott, Northern Arizona Council of Governments in collaboration with the Southwest Fair Housing Council.

A representative of the Southwest Fair Housing Council will provide an overview of Fair Housing laws and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, a program to advance the purposes of the Fair Housing Act.

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.

Fair Housing is applicable to most housing including sales, rentals, new buildings, and mortgage lending and financing.

In order to ensure sufficient materials for all attendees, participants must RSVP by April 21st to Shaun Rydell, Community Program Manager at 928-777-1143 or