WV Human Rights Commission hold annual fair housing conference

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On Tuesday morning, housing providers throughout the state learned about an act that was passed into law more than 50 years ago.

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission held its annual Fair Housing Conference at the Robinson Grand Theater in Clarksburg.

Landlords and government housing agency providers learned more in depth about the housing law which prohibits the discrimination of race, disability, sex, religion or national origin when it comes to the sale, rental or financing of housing.

“We have other presentations like Miss McConnell is speaking about the West Virginia Senior Legal Aid program where she can help out senior citizens,” said Cameron McKinney of WV Human Rights Commission.  “We have some people from HUD to talk about HUD programs. We have an expert on disability to talk about issues relating to accommodating folks with disabilities.  Everything that would be helpful and relevant to a housing provider.”

The conference was sponsored by the city of Clarksburg and Deep Well Energy Services.

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