Free Training Offered to Housing Providers & Professionals in April 2017 - Coming to an island near you!
Fair housing is our kuleana. In commemoration of Fair Housing Month, several workshops will be offered throughout the month of April. These free workshops are designed for housing professionals and providers in order to help increase your knowledge of:
Federal and State Fair Housing laws
Reasonable Accommodation and Modification Requests
Recent trends, topics, and updates regarding Fair Housing laws in Hawaii and nationwide
Who should attend this free training on Fair Housing?
Tenants interested in learning about their rights under Fair Housing laws
Real Estate agents/ Resident Managers/ Property Managers
AOAO Board Members
Service providers working with disabled populations
When will it be hosted on my island?
Please note that space is limited and attendees must register prior to the registration deadline. Click on the links below and follow the instructions to sign up.
The Fair Housing Enforcement Program will be present at Hālau Ola, We Are Oceania's one stop community services stop for Oahu's COFA community, every Thursday from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM, starting March 2nd, 2017. A Chuukese interpreter will be present to faciliate legal questions and applications for Legal Aid services.
Family Reaches Settlement With Hawaii Public Housing Authority To Address National Origin Discrimination And Improve Language Access In Public Housing
Governor and Mayor's Fair Housing Proclamation Ceremony
On April 7, 2016 Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a proclamation marking April 2016 as Fair Housing Awareness Month. On April 8, 2016 Governor David Ige signed a similar proclamation in recognition of Fair Housing Awareness Month. To read the full proclaimation, click here.
Announcing the Winners of the “Fair Housing Is Our Kuleana” Art Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the “Fair Housing Is Our Kuleana” Art Contest:
Kiley Igarashi, 11th grade winner
Lina Takada, 11th grade runner up
Kayla Mae Cuizon, 9th grade winner
Abigail Jones, 9th grade runner up
Fair housing is our kuleana (right and responsibility). Where we live may have a huge impact on the quality of our schools, jobs, health and well-being, access to fresh food, parks, hospitals, and transportation.
The art contest was open to high school students on O‘ahu to encourage them to learn more about the Fair Housing Act and express what fair housing means to them and our diverse communities. The art will be on display in Honolulu Hale during April, Fair Housing month, and may be used in Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i publications. The beautiful artwork will help to educate others about their rights and the importance offair housing in our community. The winners were announced at the Mayor’s Fair Housing Proclamation Ceremony on April 16, 2015. They received generous prizes from local sponsors:
Birnberg & Associates
Dave & Buster’s of Honolulu
Hawaii Bookkeeping Service
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Redbox DVD Rentals
Town & Country Surf
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Bookstore
Mahalo to all of the participants and sponsors for helping the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i’s Fair Housing Enforcement Program advance fair housing and end housing discrimination!