The Chicago Freedom Movement exhibit presented by the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Sinclair Community College, the Dayton REALTORS® and First Financial
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On April 6, 2017, The Chicago Freedom Movement, a rare collection of early photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King and the open housing movement, will open to the public at the Sinclair Community College Library Loggia. Located in Building 7, the gallery is in the northwest corner of the mezzanine level of the library. The exhibit continues through April 28, 2018.
In 1965–1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved his crusade for Civil Rights to Chicago, in a campaign named The Chicago Freedom Movement. For the first time Dr. King raised attention to the issue of open housing. He did this in a series of infamous, nonviolent freedom marches in all-white neighborhoods in the summer of 1966. Photographer and Civil Rights activist, Bernard Kleina, documented the open housing marches. Widely praised as the only photographer to have captured full color snapshots of Dr. King in this era, his photographic images depicts a relentless struggle that coincided with a growing resistance of working-class whites who feared the impact that open housing would have on their neighborhoods.
March 2018 newsletter now available
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The latest edition of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s newsletter is now available to download.
The newsletter has information about our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, how to file a fair housing complaint, and The Chicago Freedom Movement exhibit.
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Resources and useful links
Fair Housing webinars
In conjunction with the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, MVFHC is offering one-hour fair housing webinars on the second Wedmesday
of every other month in 2018 (odd months). For more information, visit our GDAA webinar page
Reasonable Modifications and Accommodations
Have questions about what your rights or responsibilities are under the federal Fair Housing Act for persons with disabilities? Now available online in the Services/Reference section are joint statements from the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development that explain reasonable modifications
HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton
The Home Ownership Center
is a non-profit organization that empowers local residents to achieve and sustain homeownership and financial success. They’ve helped thousands of individuals and families meet their homeownership goals through a variety of services offered at low or no cost. You can reach the HomeOwnership Center at 937-853-1600
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Service Animal Policy
A Service Animal Policy
is now available available online in the Services/Reference section. The policy explains what service animals are and how they are a reasonable accommodation under the Federal Fair Housing Act and also provides practice guidelines for housing providers
and for tenants
Additional Landlord/Tenant info
Also, if you are a landlord or a tenant wanting information on your rights and duties under Ohio law, the Dayton-Montgomery County Ombudsman's Office has a page about landlord/tenant issues
Mobile Home Park residents
rights and responsibilities
A booklet outlining your rights and responsibilities when renting mobile homes or lots in mobile home parks is available on the Ohio Legal Services website
Fair Housing Advertising Word and Phrase List
A word and phrase list
intended as a guideline to assist in complying with state and federal fair housing laws is available online in the Services/Reference section.
Equal Housing Opportunity usage guidelines
on the usage of the "Equal Housing Opportunity" logo and slogan are available online in the Services/Reference section.
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that promotes compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. Visit www.fairhousingfirst.org
for instruction programs and useful online resources.
is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. To learn how you can save money in your home, visit www.energystar.gov
Copies of special reports such as Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice released by local jurisdictions as well as other reports done by MVFHC on zoning and predatory lending are available on the reports