Outreach & Education to Protect Housing Rights
Brooklyn A’s Fair Housing Project works to educate New York City residents about their rights under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Education is a key piece of the fight against housing discrimination. Brooklyn A’s education & outreach efforts include:
- Hosting Know-Your-Rights Workshops and Trainings on the fair housing laws for residents, community organizations, housing professionals, and state and local officials, to ensure residents understand their rights and that housing professionals and decision-makers understand the fair housing laws.
- Conducting fair lending and mortgage presentations to assist homeowners with questions or concerns about applying for a home loan without discrimination, keeping a mortgage, and foreclosure prevention.
- Publishing guides, fact sheets, brochures, and other educational materials to help people understand their fair housing rights, prevent unnecessary evictions and foreclosures, promote housing mobility, and teach about the history of housing discrimination and segregation in New York City.
- Outreach with tenant groups, community organizations, at community fairs and other events to stay engaged and informed about the fair housing needs of the community.
This project is funded by the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).