Press Release: Monday, March 25, 2013

FHJC Offers Free Fair Housing Accessibility Workshops 

New York, NY – Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that it will offer two free workshops in 2013 on federal fair housing accessibility requirements. The workshops will provide attendees with detailed and reliable information about accessibility requirements that apply to the design and construction of new multifamily housing under the Fair Housing Act. The training is also designed to assist architects, developers, builders, managers, and owners of multifamily housing to identify effective strategies for complying with federal accessibility requirements. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY) and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID).

The FHJC has retained two nationally-known experts on accessibility to provide the training. Scott P. Moore, a partner with the Omaha law firm of Baird Holm, and Jack Catlin, a founding partner of LCM Architects in Chicago will be providing the instruction at both workshops.

The first workshop will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Sheraton Hotel located at 228 Duffield Street in Brooklyn, NY. The second workshop will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) located at 365 Fifth Avenue, Skylight Room 9100, New York, NY.

Seating is limited and you must register in advance to attend either workshop. The deadline for registering for the April 11th workshop is April 4, 2013 and the registration deadline for attending the December 12th workshop is December 5, 2013. Persons interested in attending one of these workshops should call (212) 400-8207 or email FHJC@fairhousingjustice.org.

Funding for the workshop is provided under a grant received from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). A flyer on the workshops is attached to this release. For more information on the workshops or to register to attend a workshop, please call (212) 400-8207 or email fhjc@fairhousingjustice.org.

About FHJC: The mission of the FHJC is to challenge systemic housing discrimination, promote open, accessible, and inclusive communities, and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws. The FHJC assists individuals who encounter illegal housing discrimination by providing counseling on fair housing rights, investigative assistance and referrals to administrative agencies and cooperating attorneys. Individuals who encounter illegal housing discrimination are encouraged to call the FHJC at (212) 400-8201.