Today, nearly one-third of the adult working age population in the U.S. has a conviction record. Many of these people have been denied housing, though most pose no threat to their communities. New Jersey’s Fair Chance in Housing Act (FCHA) remedies this form of discrimination by establishing a fair process for consideration of conviction histories during the application process. Join us for this interactive training that will provide an overview of FCHA, including effective implementation strategies and model forms that can be utilized by housing providers. Participants will also explore how conviction record screenings have disproportionately impacted communities of color, and consider ways to create discrimination-free housing environments.
NOTE: DCR does not allow participants to join a training if they arrive more than 30 minutes after the start time.
***EACH PERSON WANTING TO ATTEND NEEDS TO REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY. A UNIQUE LINK WILL BE RECEIVED UPON REGISTRATION. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE LINK WITH OTHERS BECAUSE WE WILL BE UNABLE TO VERIFY THEIR ATTENDANCE AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.***