RILS HOUSING LAW CENTER: COVID-19 UPDATES

Virtual Lawyer for the Day Series Continues

Continuing Every Thursday in February from 5-6 p.m.
Rhode Island Legal Services, in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for Justice, DARE, Roger Williams University School of Law, HousingWorksRI and the City of Providence, is offering weekly eviction education seminars. The seminars take place every Thursday in February from 5-6 p.m. The purpose is to allow tenants living in Providence and facing eviction an opportunity to learn about their rights, Centers for Disease Control protections, and tips on preparing for trial. You can join by Zoom or telephone. Spread the word!

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  • Meeting ID: 983 3979 8956
  • Passcode: 616342
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CDC Extends Eviction Protection to March 31, 2021

CLICK HERE to read new, important information regarding recent CDC Eviction Order.

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Are You A Tenant Living In Unsafe Conditions?

Rhode Island Tenants Can Enforce Their Rights To Safe Housing

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What Is Fair Housing?

"Fair housing" refers to practices that comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act, originally passed in 1968, and similar state and local laws. The Fair Housing Act, as amended, prohibits discrimination in housing and related transactions on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability and familial status (presence or anticipated presence of children under the age of 18 years old in a home). Rhode Island state law protects even more people, including those who are discriminated against on account of marital status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, and their status as a domestic abuse victim. Residents who have physical or mental disabilities that substantially limit one or more major life activities, have additional protections under the law.