The office of Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama received recognition from the State of Alabama, City of Birmingham, City of Bessemer, City of Hoover.
The Greater Birmingham Fair Housing Center (GBFHC) was incorporated in the early 1980′s but lacked financial support from the state, county, city and local businesses. The agency was reactivated in 1988-89 to provide testing and supervisory assistance to HUD during the Housing Discrimination Survey. In 1991, members of the board and local attorneys contacted the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFH
A) for information and assistance in reactivating the fair housing program in Birmingham. NFHA then applied for and secured FHIP Education and Outreach Funds to provide technical assistance to the GBFHC. The agency became one of three fair housing organizations existing in the Deep South. GBGHC had a seven-couny service area, including Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, Walker, Bibb and Etowah Counties. The agency was created as a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the civic, social, business and educational communities. It was incorporated in 1993 as a 501c(3) agency and opened in June of the same year. The Greater Birmingham Fair Housing Center’s name was changed to the Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama (FHCNA) in August 1997.
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Fair Housing Center Of Northern Alabama updated their website address.
Had a very productive meeting with the folks from District Five. Councilor Darrell O'Quinn and his impressive team are working with us to update local Fair Housing legislation. Fingers crossed.
On today, I meet with the Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama to discuss ways to update local fair housing legislation. They are a small but mighty team working to connect clients with information to enhance relationships and knowledge of fair housing practices for tenants and landlords. I look forward to working with them to improve local fair housing legislation. Thanks for having me!
One very notable highlight in NFHA’s (National Fair Housing Alliance) 2022 trends report: Private fair housing organizations continue to process more than 2.6 times the number of complaints processed by state, local & federal government agencies combined. https://nationalfairhousing.org/new-report-reveals-record-number-of-housing-discrimination-complaints/
We at the FHCNA hope you will consider us on this . We are the only Fair Housing center in northern Alabama and donations of any amount will allow us to better serve the people living within our district. A contribution to FHCNA is a donation to an organization which is trying to make housing discrimination a thing of the past.
Wishing you all the happiest of Thanksgivings. There is a lot to be grateful for and a lot of work that still needs to be done to make our communities more inclusive and more equitable. We at FHCNA are committed to continuing that good work.
The Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama is hosting a roundtable on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please click link for more information and to let us know if you'll be joining us! https://conta.cc/3WwgTE4
You are invited Is hosting a Roundtable Discussion: Issues That Affect Families' Daily Lives Domestic Violence Appraisal Bias Criminal Background Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Join us for a
Don't forget to get one of these stickers tomorrow!! Voting is your right - exercise it!!
We were honored to attend the Grand Opening of Trustmark Bank's Mortgage Services branch at CrossPlex Village. They are putting their focus on families that experience many-layered barriers to homeownership. Congratulations Trustmark Bank and their Community Development Manager Eula Jackson (pictured) who helped to usher this project into a reality.
Great news!! The Feds are changing their policies on calculating credit scores, eliminating fees that are based on credit scores, and making national appraisal statistics available to the public. More equitable access to credit is a win for all of us.
Washington, D.C. — The National Fair Housing Alliance® (“NFHA™”) applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) for releasing three critically-important housing policy changes to expand access to credit.
Catch up on the latest news from the FHCNA!! https://conta.cc/3TfQh8f
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It's getting cold down here in the next few nights - spread the word about this warming station. It could be a lifesaver.
The water situation in Jackson, MS. is not just a failure of infrastructure, it is a fair housing and discrimination issue.
The Poor People's Campaign will file Fair Housing Act complaint against Mississippi for failing to provide clean drinking water to Jackson.
Housing discrimination has doubled in the last two years in the state of Wisconsin. Sexual harassment is, in particular, on the increase because of economic instability caused from the pandemic. If someone asks for 'favors' for a reduction in rent or for a lease renewal, that is illegal. Call your local fair housing organization for help. And if you live in any county in North Alabama - call 205-324-0111 - we're here to help. *xualharassment
The number of housing discrimination complaints filed with the state of Wisconsin has risen over the last two years, according to recently-published data.
Your Fair Housing friends in Alabama welcome the new season. Happy Fall Y'all!!
Reasonable accommodations for people who are disabled (or become disabled) are required by the law.
Dallas’ housing authority has agreed to pay $500,000 to a former tenant for subjecting her to housing discrimination and illegally trying to evict her in 2019, ...
This might be a new concept for some: Familial Status is a protected class under the Fair Housing Act. You cannot be denied housing because you have children. If this has happened to you, call FHCNA at 205-324-0111
The flood turned their lives upside down. When they tried to rent a new place to live, they kept getting turned down. If you're facing housing discrimination...
Helping to spread the word about this community event from our friends at the Jefferson County Family Resource Center.
THIS Friday, September 9, 2022, 1:00-3:00
DRIVE-THROUGH HEALTHY FOOD BOX & Covid Vaccine/Booster Clinic
1st Avenue North and 21st Street North
from all of us at FHCNA! 😃
"Announcing: Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California Releases Report of Investigation into Discriminatory Housing Policies Related to Source of Income and Race" This report comes from a state which has enacted laws that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of voucher status. Imagine what's happening to voucher holders in Alabama.
It's back to school time!😃 Access to good schools is another beneficial consequence of fair housing policies. FHCNA wants to wish all students and their families a happy and healthy schoolyear!!
In case you didn't know: "Federal law requires that all multifamily housing buildings with at least four units that were built since March 13, 1991, must be accessible to those in wheelchairs or with other physical disabilities. That includes requirements for accessible routes and maneuvering space in bathrooms and kitchens."
These building features which most able-bodied persons wouldn't even notice, are life-savers to people who need them. This is so simple a concept and it is required by law.
Under the agreement, Clover will spend $6.3 million to improve handicapped accessibility at the senior housing properties, located across the Northeast and Midwest.
This type of treatment is a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
"We hope that this case serves as a catalyst for women everywhere to know that they have a right to use and enjoy their home, free from s*xual harassment and free from s*x-based discrimination.”
A single mother from Jupiter secured her win in federal court after she was s*xually harassed by her landlord. The case of Rita Fox v.
DOJ's second largest "redlining" settlement in the agency's history.
The Department of Justice says the agreement with Philadelphia-based Trident Mortgage resolves discrimination claims in three states.
Check out our Second Quarter Newsletter!!
Second Quarter Newsletter Second Quarter 2022 If you have any calls or concerns regarding fair housing rights within Northern Alabama, please call our office at (205) 324-0111 or come see us at 182
It is illegal for anyone to deny you housing because you have a mental or physical disability.
We are not taking a break from our Fair Housing work but want to welcome the WORLD to Birmingham, AL where our home office is located!! We are ecstatic about our city hosting the World Games! Let the Games Begin!!
Our friends at Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham are hosting a FREE Housing Summit to help educate people about how to buy a home, improve their credit, get help with financing and down payments and all kinds of other helpful information! Lunch is included ya'll!! Spread the word about this amazing opportunity.
NHSB is looking forward to NeighborWorks Week June 4th - 11th, and we have planned several events to engage and empower our community for success. Please join us on Saturday, June 4th, from 10am to 1pm for our "No Place Like Home" Housing Summit. To register, please following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../no-place-like-home-housing...
We are looking forward to an interesting discussion tomorrow!! (Wednesday, May 25, 2022) Roundtable Discussion on the question, "How Can Community Leaders Dismantle Structural Barriers and Boost Mobility?" Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Smithfield Library - 1 Eighth Avenue W, Birmingham, AL. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Don't forget we'll be presenting at Woodlawn Library TOMORROW!! (5/24/2022) Join us with questions or concerns about Fair Housing. We have goodies to give away!
FHCNA is hosting a roundtable discussion, "How Can Community Leaders Dismantle Structural Barriers & Boost Mobility?" It will be at Smithfield Library on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to let us know if you plan to attend, click the following link. https://conta.cc/3LwxnFw
You are invited Is hosting a Roundtable Discussion: How Can Community Leaders Dismantle Structural Barriers & Boost Mobility? Will you be joining us? LOCATION Smithfield Library, 1 Eighth Avenue W,
Join us at beautiful Railroad Park!! We’re under the red tent and have lots of giveaways!!!
Join us at the Woodlawn Library!!
Congratulations to this year's Fair Housing Month poster contest winners!! These posters were submitted by Birmingham, AL students who attend A. H. Parker High School, Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School, and Booker T. Washington K-8. Thank you to the art teachers at these schools who encouraged these budding artists to participate.
Our Fair Housing Month reception was a resounding success! It was held at The Botanical Gardens on a perfect spring day. We are grateful for all the people who helped make the occasion special. Especially Chef Cecil Peoples who catered, Bennet Jackson who provided a soothing musical backdrop, and most especially to Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of Alabama who read some of her moving poems about home.
Mayor Randall Woodfin of City of Birmingham Government thank you for always supporting National Fair Housing Month!!
Y’all come down today The Historic Carver Theater
Join us tomorrow (4-20-2022) for free hot dogs and learn what Fair Housing is all about!!
The Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama is excited to be hosting a Fair Housing Reasonable Accommodations Conference featuring renowned civil rights lawyer Sara Pratt.
This event is FREE but register now - there's limited capacity. It will be Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Central Standard Time)
If you are interested in putting an end to discrimination, contact Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama as a Fact Finder at 205-324-0111.
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Originally named The Greater Birmingham Fair Housing Center, the Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama (FHCNA) is a government agency created to ensure that all who seek housing have equal opportunity to rent, purchase, finance and insure properties they choose without regard to race, color, religion, s*x, national origin, disability, or familial status.
If you or someone you know has been or feel they have been discriminated in a housing transaction, that could be renting, buying a home, seeking a mortgage loan, or insurance contact our office.
We offer free counseling for discrimination complaints and work with government agencies to ensure that fair housing laws are enforced.
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