The city is hosting a fair housing symposium later Saturday morning – About Your Online Magazine


JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – On Saturday, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission will host its annual Fair Housing symposium.

This is done in partnership with the Jacksonville Housing Authority and the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. The event will be held free of charge 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 in the library.

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, 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 in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

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

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Paula Fonseca