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Register Today | On the Brink: The Looming Eviction Crisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic - June 16, 2021

Join the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA) and the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in a National Fair Housing Forum focusing on the impact of the eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disparate impact on people of color and those in other protected classes, resulting in higher rates of infection and higher rates of unemployment. This has a profound impact on renters of color, who are much more vulnerable to losing their homes through eviction, especially as eviction moratoria are lifted and assistance programs end or fail to adequately reach them.

This forum will contain information about housing assistance programs that may help prevent eviction, specify how eviction could be a fair housing violation, and provide resources and tools that fair housing practitioners, attorneys, and housing counselors can utilize to combat evictions that violate the Fair Housing Act.

Note: NFHTA’s July National Fair Housing Forum will address the pending foreclosure crisis.

Register Today

Date and Time

June 16, 2021 | 2:00-4:00 PM ET

Learning Objectives

Forum participants will:

  • Understand how COVID-19 has had disparate housing impacts on people in protected classes and communities of color and how it has led to a looming eviction crisis with potential fair housing implications.
  • Know more about eviction moratoria and assistance programs that may prevent eviction.
  • Understand the legal framework for a fair housing solution to an eviction case.
  • Know about fair housing issues in eviction processing and how to address those issues.
  • Have more tools to combat discriminatory evictions, including through the legal process and reasonable accommodations.
  • Know more about fair housing, housing counseling, and legal services resources for combatting eviction.

Who Should Attend?

This forum is targeted to Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) organizations, Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agencies, Housing Counseling Agencies, legal services providers, and other interested fair housing partners.

About the Forums

Forums are online conversations designed to allow multi-directional interactions between HUD and its FHIP and FHAP partners around emerging fair housing issues regarding processing complaints, conducting investigations, and managing agencies. Topics will evolve based on partner needs and interests.

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