Housing rights and responsibilities workshop set for Thursday
BARSTOW • The Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board is hosting a housing rights and responsibilities workshop in the Barstow City Council Chambers on Thursday.
The workshop will include presentations on state laws on evictions, repairs and security deposits for homeowners. There will also be presentations about federal and state housing discrimination laws and housing rights of individuals living with disabilities, according to IFHMB education and media coordinator Amber Sommerville.
"This knowledge is extremely important," Sommerville said. "The more you know the laws, you could really be a beneficial service to the community. We just really want the public to know what their rights are, so they can get all the help they need. After the presentations we will provide the public the opportunity to ask questions related to the material."
Margaret Carter, the city’s economic development coordinator, said the annual workshop is very beneficial for landlords and renters because the IFHMB "keeps everyone updated on what is happening with code enforcement and if there have been any changes to city code."
The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the council chambers at 220 East Main Street. It is open to the public.
The IFHMB is a private non-profit agency that provides fair housing, mobile home, senior service, first-time home buyer and default and foreclosure counseling, and has served the Inland Empire for over 30 years, based in Rancho Cucamonga. The IFHMB has a satellite office in Barstow, located at 222 East Main Street.
For more information call 800-321-0911 or visit www.ifhmb.com.