Jacksonville hosts fair housing symposium Saturday – About Your Online Magazine


JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission will host its Annual Fair Housing Symposium on Saturday.

In partnership with the Jacksonville Housing Authority and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, the free event is held at the Jacksonville Public Library on North Laura Street.

Participants will learn about their housing rights and responsibilities.

Check-in starts at 9 am and the symposium starts in the conference room at 10 am.

This year’s theme is “Equal opportunities for all – Fair housing: safe, accessible and free from harassment”.

The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission says some of the topics include: sexual harassment, LGBTQ discrimination, the rights of people with disabilities and service animals versus emotional support animals.

There will be experts and advocates to help answer your questions.

The event also commemorates the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination when it comes to selling, renting and financing homes.

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You’ll need online pre-registration and wear a mask.

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Paula Fonseca