COVID-19 Update

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission is closed to the public beginning March 25, 2020 with plans to reopen in April.   For assistance, please call (260) 427-1146 and leave a message and someone will reach out to you. 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.

 

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

 

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

2020 Fair Housing Summit - April 29, 2020

 

The City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services present the 2020 Fair Housing Summit: Exposing Housing Discrimination

 

Please join us for this FREE event featuring keynote speaker, Tim Wise, an anti-racist educator, film producer and author of seven highly acclaimed books, including his memoir, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" and "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority".

This year's program will also consist of six breakout sessions with top fair housing speakers from various organizations and the department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Space is limited and registration will fill up quickly so be sure to register today!  Go on Eventbrite to register for the event and break-out sessions! Please find our agenda here

 

**Our registration is currently limited to 250 people in order to comply with Governor Holcomb’s recommendations to hold events with fewer than 250 people. If concerns about the coronavirus subside and those recommendations are lifted, we will increase the registration limits to more than 300 people.

 

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Update from Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

The Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services are postponing the upcoming Fair Housing Summit, originally scheduled for April 29th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.  Registrants will be notified by email about a new date for the event. Since there are no fees associated with the event, refunds are not needed. Questions about the event can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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