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Fair housing training to be offered

by on September 07, 2017 10:38 AM

A fair housing training course focusing on updates, zoning practices and affordable housing financing options will be offered at two locations by SEDA-Council of Governments on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21.

The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about fair housing, including local government officials and administrators, lenders, real estate professionals, private and public housing practitioners and administrators, and higher education administrators and students.

The morning session will be led by Danielle Rudy, supportive housing officer at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. It will focus on the financing available to enable affordable housing for Pennsylvanians. Some of the options include rental housing, homeownership, consumer counseling, education and foreclosure prevention.

The afternoon session will be led by Rachel Wentworth, executive director of the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania. This session will include topics such as the Fair Housing Act, protected classes, covered transactions, affirmatively furthering fair housing obligations and an update on recent Housing and Urban Development guidance and new rules. A focus will be on land use, zoning practices, criminal records, harassment, nuisance ordinances, limited English proficiency and gender identity.

The Sept. 20 course will be held in Lecture Room C, first floor, Greenly Center, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. The Sept. 21 offering will be held in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms, Degenstein Campus Center, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Both trainings will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50, with the option of a $10 lunch. Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 13. To register and for payment details, contact Geralee Slotterback at or (570) 524-4491.


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