AHAIN is a proud sponsor!
The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), with the generous support of Fifth Third Bank, the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, and several community sponsors, is pleased to open registration for the 2016 FHCCI 4th Annual Fair Housing Conference. Entitled Fair Housing: Putting the Pieces Together, this year's event will be held at the Wyndham West Hotel in Indianapolis from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Please note this new location from previous years.
Secretary Julián Castro
We are excited to share that we have extended an invitation to HUD Secretary Julián Castro to be the opening keynote speaker (confirmation pending). If the FHCCI's invitation is accepted, Secretary Castro will provide an update on HUD's efforts to ensure equal housing opportunities. Secretary Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 28, 2014. In this role, Castro oversees 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion.
Beverly Gooden will keynote the luncheon. Ms. Gooden is a domestic violence survivor, victim's rights advocate, and creator of the viral social media movement, #WhyIStayed. She now speaks about domestic violence sensitivity, social justice, and the power of storytelling. She originally hails from our neighboring Ohio.
Other local and nationally known fair housing speakers will also be workshop panelists. Attendees may select from eight fair housing workshop topics on current issues during the morning sessions. Workshops will be offered for housing providers, real estate professionals, nonprofit and social service organizations, and interested community members.
Tentative topics include:
- Fair Housing 101
- Fair Housing Disability Case Law Update
- Understanding the Disparate Impact Ruling on Affordable Housing
- How Religious Bias is Impacting Fair Housing Choice
- Understanding HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Regulation
- An Update on Fair Lending Actions
- Indiana Public Policy Update
- Gender Bias in Housing
Detailed descriptions about these workshops can be found on the event website. The conference is also pending real estate (broker/salesperson) education credits, social work continuing education credits, and legal continuing credits for those who qualify. The registration cost for this all-day event is only $35 if you register on or by March 13, 2016; $50 if registered after.
For additional conference information, a more detailed agenda, or how to register, click here to visit the conference event page. We hope you will join us at this informative community event!