URock RaP Colloquia Looks at Housing Discrimination

Photo by: University College at Rockland Apantaku will present on the subject of housing discrimination Feb 4th at noon at URock

On Monday, February 4 from noon to 1:00PM Elyse Apantaku of Pine Tree Legal Assistance will present a colloquium in which she describes the historical context of fair housing law and current efforts to measure whether, when and why housing discrimination occurs. Her presentation will take place at University College at Rockland and it is free and open to the public.

Under Maine and federal law, a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, and a housing seller cannot treat you differently, because of your race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, welfare status or minor children.  But regardless of the law, housing discrimination continues. Apantaku will present the results from prior housing audits and lead a discussion regarding the practicalities of carrying out a fair housing test and how a university community can support this effort.

University College at Rockland is an off-campus center of the University of Maine System and located on the 4th floor of the Rockland Breakwater building.  For more information contact URock at 596-6906.

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