Visit MVFHC at Miami Valley Homeworld
The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center will be exhibiting at the Miami Valley Homeworld on February 12–14 & 19–21 at the Airport Expo Center. Stop by booth #441 for information about Fair Housing for consumers and professionals, as well as upcoming educational opportunities.
Fair Housing: The Bridge to Equitable Communities
Save the date for 2016 Fair Housing Month
Save the date for the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s and the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS’® annual celebration of Fair Housing Month. More info to come soon.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sinclair Conference Center
Chair, National Fair Housing Alliance & President/CEO of Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc., Miami, FL.
The event includes fair housing workshops accredited for continuing education for REALTORS® and other housing professionals, the Fair Housing luncheon, keynote speaker Keenya Robertson of the Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc., and the Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Awards presentations.
Inaugural Golf Outing will support Miami Valley Fair Housing Center
Save the Date — Monday, June 6, 2016
MVFHC will hold its first annual golf outing on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Kitty Hawk Golf Center, with proceeds going to support MVFHC’s work in fair housing. Please make plans to join us for a fun-filled day of golf, competition, and networking
in support of our community. We’ll post additional details as we get closer to the event.
For over 20 years, MVFHC has been helping people who have faced housing discrimination, who have had predatory loans, and who needed help to repair or rehab their homes. MVFHC has also helped to educate homeseekers of their fair housing rights and landlords and real estate agents of their fair housing responsibilities.
Your participation in this event will help us to establish our brand in the community we serve and will help us to continue to provide education and resources for our partners and constituents.
Registration for our golf event will be $125. We’ll provide a continental breakfast before our 9:00 AM Shotgun Start, and we’ll have a luncheon immediately following play. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, including ones for being closest to the pin and for getting a hole in one.
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Resources and useful links
Fair Housing webinars
In conjunction with the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, MVFHC is offering one-hour fair housing webinars on the second Thursday
of every other month in 2016. For more information, visit our GDAA webinar page
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
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.
MVFHC provides legal counsel and advice at no cost for foreclosure cases involving residential mortgages.
If you have received a foreclosure complaint, call MVFHC at 937-223-6035.
If you are struggling with your mortgage payments but have not yet been served with a foreclosure notice, please contact the HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton at 937-853-1600.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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
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