Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities such as municipalities, banks and other lending institutions, and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of disability, familial status, national origin, race or color, religion, or sex.

Fair Housing Seminar April 19, 2018

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Each April, the City of Manhattan partners with the Manhattan Housing Authority to offer a half-day seminar for landlords and tenants, with the goal of educating the public about their rights and responsibilities with regard to fair housing. The event is free and open to the public. In 2018, 70 people were in attendance. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2019 seminar, please contact Vickie Riniker in the Community Development Department at (785) 587-2412.

2018 Presentations

The UDO and You - Updating the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
Chad Bunger, Assistant Director of Community Development
City of Manhattan

Existing Structures Inspections - A Tour Through a Typical Inspection Part 1 & Part 2
Brad Claussen, Building Official
City of Manhattan

Identifying Criminal and Drug Related Activities
Officer Spade
Riley County Police Department

Renting, a Two-Way Street - Kansas Rights/Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants*
Teresa Baker, Rental Housing Program Manager
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

*Video footage is not available for this presentation