Elkhart to Hold Fair Housing Training

Dec 2, 2019


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The city of Elkhart is running a final training in a series on fair housing this week.

This training is specifically on discrimination within the lending process. It will cover an overview of fair housing laws and then dive in to the common forms of lending discrimination, redlining and the dangers of rent-to-own transactions. 

Abby Wiles is with the city. She said anyone is welcome, but they’re hoping to reach out to people who deal with housing transactions daily.

“Folks from financial institutions, real estate agents, attornies, folks from title companies. So that way not just the public are educated on their rights but that we educate professional associations involved in the transaction process of buying a house on fair housing laws.”

The trainings have been made possible by a grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Wiles said with the little bit of money left from the grants they plan to continue education and outreach efforts.

The fair lending training is Thursday, December 5th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the High Dive Park Pavillion.