Fair Housing: Fighting Housing Discrimination, Blacklisting and Other Housing Bias

Location: Conference Room A (Second Floor)
Date: Fri, October 20
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to advocate for clients, consumers and neighbors to help them address housing discrimination, using the federal Fair Housing Act and New Jersey Fair Housing laws. Hear from policy experts who are advancing changes to current laws to protect and expand the rights of tenants, to address tenant discrimination and the right of tenants to live in a safe, decent home. Landlords are using credit reporting agencies that put renters on a “blacklist” for going to court to have a home that is safe and habitable. The session will include advocacy information about new state and federal legislative efforts to ensure the rights of homeowners and tenants.

Workshop Session I

Paula Franzese: The Implied Warranty of Habitability Lives: Making Real the Promise of Landlord Tenant Reform

Amanda Smith: Fighting Housing Discrimination: The Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Testing

Amanda Smith: NJ Citizen Action Fair Housing Flyer English

Amanda Smith: NJ Citizen Action Fair Housing Flyer Spanish

Bill Good: HUD Renters Rights and Responsibility Booklet

Paula Franzese Op-Ed: "Provide low-income tenants free legal help to fight eviction"