April 23: Fair Housing Workshop

Register Now for Fair Housing Workshop on April 23

Provided during National Fair Housing Month, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection Division is joining forces again with four local groups to sponsor Fair Housing Issues in Rental Housing. This workshop is part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness of the fair housing laws and to help eliminate housing discrimination in the city. Co-sponsors include the Rent Control Board, Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, Apartment Association of Great Los Angeles (AAGLA) and the ACTION Apartment Association.

The workshop will explain the laws that prohibit housing discrimination, and there will be separate panels on the issues of gentrification, disability, and the Section 8 program. Presenters include Chancela Al Mansour, Executive Director of the Housing Rights Center; Shanley Hopkins, law partner at Kimball, Tirey & St. John; Denise McGranahan, Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Lucie Loach, Housing Authority Administrator at the Santa Monica Housing Authority; and Gary Rhoades, a Deputy City Attorney of the City of Santa Monica.

All owners, property managers, tenants, advocates, and attorneys are invited to RSVP today and attend free of charge. A continental breakfast will be provided, and library parking will be validated.

The event is Tuesday, April 23 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM (8:30 AM check-in) at the Santa Monica Main Public Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd.). Please reserve your spot HERE. Space is limited so please register early. Online registration ends on April 19, 2019 at 9:00 PM.

To request a disability-related accommodation such as a sign-language interpreter or alternate format, please contact Johanna Rodriguez By April 11, 2019 at (310) 458-8691 or Johanna.Rodriguez@smgov.net.

Andrew Gibson