Past Meetup

Staying in line with Fair Housing Law with Rachel Joy

This Meetup is past

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Lodgic Champaign

1807 S Neil Street · Champaign, il

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Check in at the front desk and they'll point you in the right direction

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Are you aware of the 7 federally protected classes that you cannot discriminate against? How about the 10+ protected classes in Urbana? What records do you need to keep on applicants and for how long?
For March we are going to touch the surface of the incredibly in-depth topic of Fair Housing. We could spend hours learning about this topic and luckily, Rachel Joy of the City of Champaign's Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights will be covering the basic concepts of Fair Housing. She'll be able to help you ensure that you're complying with the best practices in your advertisement, policies, and screening.

Rachel Joy oversees the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights in matters related to enforcing the City’s Human Rights Ordinance, investigating discrimination complaints, monitoring vendor compliance with the Equal Opportunity in Purchasing Ordinance, and providing staff assistance to the Human Relations Commission.Ms. Joy’s career spans 25 years of service to the public in a number of different positions. Prior to joining the City of Champaign in 2016, Ms. Joy worked as a Case Writer for the Illinois Children’s SSI Project through Public Consulting Group, Project Manager for Rem Services Inc. Urban Weatherization Initiative and served as the Community and Supportive Services Administrator for the Decatur Housing Authority. She has extensive experience related to grants management, technical assistance, supportive service delivery, compliance monitoring and not for profit management.Ms. Joy holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Services from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wilberforce University. Ms. Joy currently serves as a board member for the Central Illinois Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) for the State of Illinois.

Our location will be Lodgic Everyday Community in one of the conference rooms. Seating will be limited. Show up by 5:40 to order food and network. We'll get the presentation started at about 6:00pm.

As always, feel free to bring friends, colleagues, partners, spouses, etc.

*If you find value and would like to contribute a donation to defer the meeting costs(mostly catering-related), please do so using the Chip In link here ( )