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Fair Housing conference on the rights of long-term care residents

Posted Mar 26, 2018

New Hampshire Legal Assistance, NH Housing Finance Authority and Hanover Hill Health Care Center are sponsoring a fair housing conference, Civil Rights and Resources for Residents of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, on Tuesday, April 24.

The free conference is designed for facility administrators and staff, service providers, residents and their family members. This conference is being held in honor of Joseph White, a Hanover Hill resident who died in December. NHLA advocated on his behalf after he was denied the use of a motorized wheelchair. 

Read about Mr. White's case here: http://www.nhla.org/blog/NHLA-...


The program will feature:

• A federal law panel: Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire will discuss the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

• A state resources panel: Representatives of the N.H. Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman, the N.H. Association of Residential Care Homes, the N.H. Health Care Association and the Crotched Mountain Foundation will discuss their organizations and resources and services available to nursing homes and assisted living facilities and their residents.

• A state law and legal resources panel: Attorneys from N.H. Legal Assistance, the Disability Rights Center — N.H., and the N.H. Department of Justice will talk about the services they provide to nursing home and assisted living residents and discuss recent cases.

Registration is free but mandatory. To sign up, contact Liliana Neumann at lneumann@nhla.org or 668-2900 ext. 2214.