Announcing Fair Housing training session in Pikeville, Kentucky


Pikeville, KY – March 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the Lexington Fair Housing Council are sponsoring training on the Kentucky Fair Housing Act on April 6.  The training will take place at the Pikeville Public Library, 119 College Street, Room 125, from 2:00 to 4 p.m. CST.  Real estate licensees, landlords, social service providers and government employees are strongly encouraged to attend.  The training is also open to the public.

The fair housing training is part of a statewide campaign during April Fair Housing Month to educate the public about federal and Kentucky fair housing laws.  Recent statistics have shown that discriminatory practices based on disability are on the rise.  The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has stated that denying housing or evicting a victim of domestic violence may have basis to file a discrimination complaint based on sex (gender).  The foresaid training will provide information on reasonable accommodations and modifications for qualified individuals with a disability; and will cover HUD’s guidance to refrain from discrimination against a victim of domestic violence.

The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, housing, and financial transactions on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, and sex.

Discrimination is further prohibited on the basis of familial status in housing, the basis of age (40 or over) in employment, and the basis of a person’s tobacco-smoking status in employment.

Victoria Stephens


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