April Fair Housing Month Events

If you want to know more about how fair housing affects you as a renter, homeowner, landlord or real estate agent, plan on attending one or more of the fair housing events held during the month of April.  Did you know the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (42 USC §§3601-3631) prohibit discrimination related to the sale, rental lease or negotiation for real property. And, the Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC §§5.20.020, 5.25.025) prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and age. 

April 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Basics of Fair Housing Law CLE Webinar

The Alaska Legal Services Corporation Pro Bono Training Academy will be hosting a free Basics of Fair Housing Law Webinar for Alaska attorneys on Tuesday, April 4 with hosts Sarah Carver and Jeremy Baker. CLE credit for this webinar is pending (1.0 general CLE).

To register or for additional information, e-mail: scarver@alsc-law.org

 

April 6, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anchorage Landlord-Tenant Clinic

Free Legal Clinic for people who have questions about fair housing laws, the Alaska Landlord Tenant Act, and their rights and obligations as either a landlord or a tenant.

Location: Fairview Community Recreation Center, 1121 E 10th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501.

 

April 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

UAA Housing Fair

The University of Alaska Anchorage Housing Fair provides the campus community with information and resources regarding off-campus living and helps to ensure that students are able to find living arrangements in local neighborhoods. Resources include information such as available housing units, transitional housing, legal advice, consultation, and more. Alaska Legal Services Corporation's Fair Housing Project will have a table at this event.

Location: University of Alaska Anchorage, Student Union, 2921 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508

 

April 12, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Nondiscrimination Laws in Housing Training

The Association of Alaska Housing Authorities is hosting a ONE day training workshop offering a comprehensive overview of nondiscrimination laws in housing. Participants will gain knowledge regarding the applicability of nondiscrimination laws to tribal housing programs, best practices and common errors related to nondiscrimination laws, and the skills necessary to identify and address housing discrimination issues in accordance with applicable laws. Training will be conducted by staff from Alaska Legal Services Corporation’s Fair Housing Project.

More information: http://bit.ly/2oCo2Ta     

Location: Dimond Center Hotel, 700 E Dimond, Anchorage, AK 99503

 

April 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basics of Fair Housing Workshop (Mat-Su)

Free training for advocates and community members regarding the basics of the Fair Housing Act, including disability-related issues and reasonable accommodations.

Location: Aging and Disabilities Resource Center/Links Parent Resource Center, 3161 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy #2, Wasilla, AK 99654

 

April 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Basics of Fair Housing Workshop (Anchorage)

Free training for advocates and community members regarding the basics of the Fair Housing Act, including disability-related issues and reasonable accommodations.

Location: Access Alaska, 1217 E. 10th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

 

April 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Justice Alaska: Housing Issues (KSKA 91.1FM radio show)

Alaska Legal Services Corporation’s Jeremy Baker and Goriune Dudukgian will appear on Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska (KSKA Anchorage/Alaska Public Radio Network) to discuss fair housing and landlord-tenant issues. 

Location: N/A

 

April 25, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"America Divided" Screening and Fair Housing Discussion

Join us as we come together during Fair Housing Month for a screening of "America Divided: 102," This episode of the docu-series by legendary TV producer Norman Lear explores issues related to gentrification and goes undercover to expose racial discrimination in housing. This will be followed by a discussion of local Fair Housing issues and how we can further equal housing opportunity and inclusiveness in our community.

Open to the general public. No charge to attend.

Location:  BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99503

 

April 27, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"A Matter of Place" Screening and Fair Housing Discussion

Join us as we come together during Fair Housing Month for a screening of the short film "A Matter of Place," which tells the stories of victims of housing discrimination and how enforcement of fair housing laws is vital to ensure equal housing opportunity for all. This will be followed by a discussion of fair housing issues facing our community.

Open to the general public. No charge to attend. Presented by Alaska Legal Services Corporation and the UAA Multicultural Center. Location:  University of Alaska Anchorage, Rasmuson Hall room 117, Anchorage, AK 99508

FREE Parking: West Campus Central Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot and North Lot.

 

April 28, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Fair Housing Act: A Practical Guide to Leasing & Operating Apartment Rentals (with Terry Fields, Fields Real Estate Education, and Jeremy Baker of Alaska Legal Services Corporation’s Fair Housing Project)

Sponsored by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM Ch. 97). CE credit available. There is a cost to attend.

Location:  Kinley’s Restaurant, 3230 Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK 99503