COVID-19 Update

The City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission continues to serve the public during COVID-19 crisis. To start the process of filing a complaint, please visit our office or call (260) 427-1146 and you will be connected with a Metro representative. You are also encouraged to visit the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission’s website at http://www.fortwaynemetro.org/contact-us/general-inquiries.html.  to submit a general inquiry to the Commission. We appreciate your patience through this difficult time.

 

Legal Services

Metro has received calls regarding lock-out and utility shut-off reports from tenants seeking legal help. If you believe you have been discriminated against Metro can assist you in filing a Fair Housing complaint. If you are in need of legal services regarding tenant rights (legal representation), please use this resource list put together by our partners to better assist you. Find the list in Spanish here. Find the list in Burmese here.

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Fair Housing Protections & the Covid-19 Fact Sheet

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission is working to better understand and address any fair housing impacts of this public health emergency. We hope the fact sheet below is helpful to renters, home owners, housing providers, social service providers, and other community organizations, as we all work to address the pandemic.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Vivienda Justa Y La Epidemia Mundial COVID-19

La Comisión Metropolitana de Relaciones Humanas está trabajando para comprender mejor y abordar cualquier impacto de vivienda justa de esta emergencia de salud pública en respuesta a la epidemia COVID-19. Esperamos que la siguiente hoja informativa sea útil para inquilinos, propietarios de viviendas, proveedores de viviendas, proveedores de servicios sociales y otras organizaciones comunitarias, ya que todos trabajamos para abordar la pandemia.

Hoja Informativa COVID-19

 

The EEOC’s updated Pandemic Preparedness document addresses FAQs on workplace pandemic planning, including COVID-19, as it relates to the ADA.The EEOC’s updated Pandemic Preparedness document addresses FAQs on workplace pandemic planning, including COVID-19, as it relates to the ADA.


https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html

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People experiencing homelessness often have a higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases. HUD guidance for homeless service providers offers information on preventing and treating these diseases and resources to access local health care centers.

https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus

2019 Fair Housing Summit - April 18, 2019

The 2019 Fair Housing Summit exceeded expectations! We had a ‘sold out’ crowd and our presenters provided excellent information. If you missed the event, you can still learn from some of the presenters. Below are three sessions that City TV videotaped, please just click the link. Again, thank you to all who attended and presented.  Be on the look-out in months ahead for information for the 2020 Fair Housing Summit and plan to attend early so you don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Disability Case Law with Amy Nelson

Chronic Evictions Panel Discussion

Keynote Address: Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice

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