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Fair Housing Basics – Webinar March 24

March 24 At1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Information courtesy of The Back Home In Indiana Alliance

The Fair Housing Act not only prohibits discrimination but directs U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) program participants to take steps proactively to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities for all. Last year, HUD finalized an Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule to increase the effectiveness and fulfill the obligations of this requirement.

What does AFFH mean and what does it mean to ensure fair housing in your community? In this webcast, learn:

  1. The AFFH basics
  2. What is required in your community to meet AFFH requirements
  3. How you can be active in the AFFH process by suggesting impediments to fair housing and action steps

Speaker: Amy Nelson brings nearly twenty years of groundbreaking work in fair housing to Indiana. Under her leadership, the Fair Housing Centers in North and South Dakota had a number of important cases addressing housing discrimination against those with disabilities, families with children and sexual harassment against women. In
Virginia, she worked as the Director of Systemic Investigations and Enforcement at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Richmond, VA. There her work focused on addressing systemic lending discrimination against minorities, rental discrimination against those with disabilities and discriminatory advertising. Amy is active in her Indiana community of 4 years, serving on multiple committees including the Indianapolis Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Indianapolis GIPC Race & Cultural Relations Leadership Network and maintaining membership in several state organizations, including the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development and the Indiana Affordable Housing Association. Amy is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance.

Moderator: Deborah McCarty, Executive Director of the Back Home in Indiana Alliance

Who should attend: Members of the affordable housing community, public housing agency representatives, property managers, civil rights leaders, HUD program participants, Indiana policy-makers in aging and across disability-related programs; attorneys, advocates; persons with disabilities and their families and friends; representatives from Area Agencies on Aging, ARC, IN-ARC and IACED.

Register at the link below.  You can also call the Back Home in Indiana Alliance at 317.638.2392 to register via telephone or to request disability-related accommodations. Registration will be closed on March 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Cost: No cost due to the support of our Sponsors. Sponsors: This webcast is made possible through the generous support of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and the Indiana University School of Education – IUPUI.

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network


March 24
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online Webinar


Back Home In Indiana Alliance