Fair Housing Month Discussion: Tenants and Landlords Rights

Tuesday, April 167:00—8:30 PMAuditoriumCentral Library79 Highland Ave, Somerville , MA, 02143

Housing continues to be the hot-button issue in Somerville. Join us during Fair Housing Month to learn about your rights and best practices regarding housing. 

The SPL will host a hybrid (virtual + in-person) conversation with the Somerville Fair Housing Commission about rights with tenants and landlords. This meeting will focus on the best practices for tenant screenings. For landlords, know what practices can get you into hot water, based on recent changes to the laws and regulations regarding screenings. And tenants will be able to hear about their rights regarding finding housing. 

Register below and please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or on Zoom.

Questions? For more information, please contact Hanalei at hsteinhart@somervillema.gov. At the Library you can reach out to Kerry O'Donnell: keodonnell@somervillema.gov

Separately, we will also be hosting a film screening and book discussion at the Central Library (79 Highland Ave) on issues and topics found in The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein later this month on April 27. We hope you will join us then too. 

Copies of The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein will be available to order all month long from the Library's Catalog as well as digitally through the Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby apps. Please contact the Library if you'd like help getting a copy: 617-623-5000, ext. 2955.

Registration for this event has now closed.