Open Communities: Housing for 55+ Workshop Series - Township of SchaumburgTownship of Schaumburg Open Communities: Housing for 55+ Workshop Series - Township of Schaumburg

Open Communities: Housing for 55+ Workshop Series

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In partnership with Open Communities, Disability Services will be hosting a virtual three part series on housing rights for people who are 55+. Each meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about housing protections and resources. Time will be set aside for Q&A. Please note the different RSVP links per session.

Fair Housing 101

January 11 from 10-11am

Knowing your rights is the first step to defending yourself from housing discrimination. This online workshop will cover the protected classes under the federal, state, and local fair housing laws. It will also explain reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, dealing with tenants who require service animals, who is liable under the Fair Housing Act, and how fair housing laws are enforced. RSVP:

Avoid Foreclosure

January 18 from 10-11am

This workshop educates homeowners about the various options available to assist them in avoiding foreclosure. It will cover information on the foreclosure process, how to adapt financially, adjust/restructure your budget, and keep the lines of communication open with your lender to protect your home and prevent foreclosure. RSVP:

Rental Counseling

January 25 from 10-11am

Tenants will learn self-advocacy tips, lease options, selecting a rental, and financial sustainability. We will focus on overcoming potential renting barriers and helping participants prepare for sustainable housing. It will educate tenants going through an eviction on their rights and remedies, teach tenants how to develop a positive rental relationship with their landlord, and provide financial education for homeownership. RSVP: