Miami Valley Fair Housing Center and the Dayton REALTORS® invite you to join us for our annual celebration of Fair Housing Month.
Click here to register.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Note new day of the week — Friday, not Thursday
Sinclair Conference Center
We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past. Join us for a workshop—that fulfills 3 hours of civil rights continuing education for Ohio real estate agents—that will help you gain a better understanding of our shared history that led to the segregation and resulting poverty we experience today in many communities of color. The workshop will be led by Kirsten Delegard, Project Director, and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Director, both of Mapping Prejudice.
Following the workshop is our luncheon featuring the presentation of the Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Awards as well as a keynote address by Ms. Delegrad and Mr. Ehrman-Solberg.
Visit our registration page for more information about the workshop and the luncheon.
Spring 2019 newsletter now available
Download our Spring newsletter!
The latest edition of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s newsletter is now available to download.
The newsletter has information about our Fair Housing Month workshop and luncheon, reasonable accommodations and the screening process, and welcoming people with a criminal history.
To receive new editions of the newsletter via e-mail, become a MVFHC member.
Fair Housing and Tax Evaluations
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center (MVFHC) is collaborating with the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office (Auditor) in a project to conduct a fair housing assessment of the 2020 Sexennial Reappraisal process of real property located in Montgomery County, Ohio.
In the project MVFHC will examine the process used by the Auditor to determine whether the reappraisal fairly and equitably values properties across all neighborhoods. MVFHC is intentionally focusing on the most recent housing crisis phenomena—such as the foreclosure crisis and the pervasiveness of poorly maintained and marketed bank-owned foreclosure properties (known as “Real Estate Owned” or “REO”)— that continue to impact our local neighborhoods
As part of the project, MVFHC is conducting focus groups with professionals who know the residential real estate industry in Montgomery County. In doing this, MVFHC is collaborating with Dayton REALTORS® to seek input from their members and to provide education to them through a one hour continuing education class entitled “Fair Housing and Tax Evaluations.”
The same session is being offered twice on Monday, March 25, 2019: at 9:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m. John Zimmerman, MVFHC’s Vice President, and Tyler Warner, Dayton REALTORS’® Director of Government Affairs, will facilitate the workshops. Register today at www.mvfairhousing.com/fhtaxce.
Previous news items are available here.
Resources and useful links
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MVFHC is an eligible charity, and we’d appreciate your support. Designate MVFHC as your Amazon Smile charity today.
Copies of special reports such as Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice released by local jurisdictions as well as other reports done by MVFHC on zoning and predatory lending are available on the reports
HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton
The Home Ownership Center
is a non-profit organization that empowers local residents to achieve and sustain homeownership and financial success. They’ve helped thousands of individuals and families meet their homeownership goals through a variety of services offered at low or no cost. You can reach the HomeOwnership Center at 937-853-1600
Fair Housing webinars
In conjunction with the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, MVFHC is offering one-hour fair housing webinars on the second Wednesday
of every other month in 2018 (odd months). For more information, visit our GDAA webinar page
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that promotes compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. Visit www.fairhousingfirst.org
for instruction programs and useful online resources.
Additional Landlord/Tenant info
Also, if you are a landlord or a tenant wanting information on your rights and duties under Ohio law, the Dayton-Montgomery County Ombudsman's Office has a page about landlord/tenant issues
Mobile Home Park residents
rights and responsibilities
A booklet outlining your rights and responsibilities when renting mobile homes or lots in mobile home parks is available on the Ohio Legal Services website
Equal Housing Opportunity usage guidelines
on the usage of the "Equal Housing Opportunity" logo and slogan are available online in the Services/Reference section.
Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List
A word and phrase list
intended as a guideline to assist in complying with state and federal fair housing laws is available online in the Services/Reference section.
Reasonable Modifications and Accommodations
Have questions about what your rights or responsibilities are under the federal Fair Housing Act for persons with disabilities? Now available online in the Services/Reference section are joint statements from the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development that explain reasonable modifications
Service Animal Policy
A Service Animal Policy
is now available available online in the Services/Reference section. The policy explains what service animals are and how they are a reasonable accommodation under the Federal Fair Housing Act and also provides practice guidelines for housing providers
and for tenants
is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. To learn how you can save money in your home, visit www.energystar.gov