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DES MOINES – During Fair Housing Month 2017, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will conduct Fair Housing Training, “Disability, Dogs, and Doors,” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on April 28, 2017, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Whipple Auditorium, 450 Fifth Street Southeast.
From 9:30 to 11:30 am, the ICRC will offer training for developers, architects, and builders regarding the design and construction accessibility requirements for covered multifamily housing complexes. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the ICRC will offer training for landlords and property managers regarding their duty to make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities who require assistance animals.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will kick off Fair Housing Month 2017 on April 1, 2017. Each April, HUD, state and local agencies, and fair housing advocates and organization across the nation commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 with activities about each person’s fair housing rights, the enforcement of those rights, and the importance of ending housing discrimination. The theme Fair Housing Month 2017 is “Fair Housing Equals Opportunity!”
The training is free and open to the public. To get more information about the training and to register for either or both of the sessions, visit our website, https://icrc.iowa.gov.