Fair Housing Best Practices for Municipalities

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


Friday, December 7, 2018
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST

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The content of the course is delivered through a power point and interactive tools such as Turning Point Clickers. The session begins by describing the scope of fair housing and how municipalities fall inside the applicability of fair housing and related civil rights laws. This section describes the protected classes, how local civil rights laws are implemented and the main prohibitions in fair housing laws. Next, the program moves to focus on these four categories of municipal activities:


Regulatory Activities,

Provision of Services,

Provision of Subsidies, and

Proprietary Activities


After these municipal activities are described,  the speaker will discuss the following laws that have an impact on these four areas of municipal activity:

The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in conjunction with Public Law 100-259/ Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

1999 Olmsted Decision upholding the ADA 28 C.F.R. §130(d) & 28 C.F.R. pt. 35, App. A, p. 450

Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (FHAA)

Gain an understanding of the key principles of  municipal responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act

Expand one’s knowledge of the role zoning, planning, community development in municipal fair housing obligations

Develop an awareness of the scope of legislation and policy concerning the concept of affirmatively furthering fair housing

Increase understanding of affirmative fair housing marketing  for local planning and economic development

Obtain resources to aid attendee in determining the best way to incorporate fair housing in residential planning and zoning


John Zimmerman

Invited Speaker

John Zimmerman, Vice President of Miami Valley Fair Housing Center in Dayton, Ohio, is certified by the Real Estate governing bodies in Ohio and Michigan to conduct education classes on fair housing to provide continuing education hours for REALTORS and appraisers. He also provides continuing education for nurses, social workers ... Read More

Contact Info

John Zimmerman, John.zimmerman@mvfairhousing.com