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.
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.