A fair housing training will be held about updates, zoning practices, and affordable housing financing options.
This is open to anyone, such as local government officials and administrators, lenders, real estate professionals, private and public housing practitioners and administrators, and higher education administrators and students.
The morning session will be led by Danielle Rudy, supportive housing officer of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. It will focus on available financing to enable affordable housing for citizens in Pennsylvania. Some of the financing options include rental housing, homeownership, consumer counseling, education, and foreclosure prevention.
The afternoon session will be led by Rachel Wentworth, executive director of the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania. This session will include topics such as the Fair Housing Act, protected classes, covered transactions, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing obligations, and an update on recent Housing and Urban Development guidance and new rules. A focus will be on land use, zoning practices, criminal records, harassment, nuisance ordinances, limited English proficiency, and gender identity.
The training will be held on two dates and locations. On Sept. 20, it will be held at the Greenly Center, first floor, Lecture Room C, 118, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. A Sept. 21 training will be held at the Degenstein Campus Center, Susquehanna University, Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms, Selinsgrove.
Both trainings are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cost is $50, with the option of a $10 lunch provided.
The registration and payment deadline is Sept. 13. To register and for payment details, contact Geralee Slotterback at SEDA-Council of Governments at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-524-4491.