The Public Rights Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office (CAO) is commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with the virtual workshop Fair Housing During COVID-19 on Thursday, April 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The online workshop will cover new topics, including pandemic-related issues in fair housing, rental-assistance programs for tenants and landlords, and source-of-income discrimination laws, which protect Section 8 voucher-holders and some users of rental assistance. The presenters will include Chief of the Public Rights Division Eda Suh, Deputy City Attorneys Gary Rhoades, Andrew Braver, Autumn Rindels, and Jonathan Erwin-Frank.

All owners, property managers, attorneys, social-service providers, and tenants are invited to attend, free of charge. Pre-registration is required at smconsumer.org. A recording of the Fair Housing During COVID-19 workshop will be available in English and Spanish at smconsumer.org.


Submitted by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer