ICRC, local organizations, to offer full-day Fair Housing Conference

Indianapolis– The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), the Back Home in Indiana Alliance (Back Home), accessABILITY and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) hopes to bring greater awareness and understanding regarding the rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act with their conference titled “Equal Housing is STILL the Issue on April 18,2013 Indianapolis.

The free conference will offer attorneys, the community, educational experts, housing providers and service providers an opportunity to share best practices on bringing an end to discrimination statewide.

CLE and CEU credits will be available for those eligible.

“To celebrate Fair Housing Month this April, the ICRC and its partners wanted to provide a forum for information sharing and community action,” said Jamal L. Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. “We hope this conference acts as a catalyst for change in Indiana communities throughout the state.”

Conference sessions include:

Fair Housing Across America
Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD Washington, D.C.

Opening a Closed Door: The Rights and Responsibilities under Fair Housing Laws
Chris Brancart, Partner, Brancart and Brancart

Can the Doggy in the Window Live in My House: A Guide to Reasonable Accommodations
Erin Kemple, Executive Director, Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Am I Welcome to Live Here? Analyzing the Impact of Discriminatory Advertising
Amy Nelson, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

The conference also includes the Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit assembled by Bernard J. Kleina, who is the former Executive Director of HOPE Fair Housing in Wheaton, IL. The photo exhibit includes rare historic photographs that depict Dr. King, Coretta Scott-King, Rev. Jesse Jackson,Andrew Young, Al Raby and many more.

Click here for more information, or to register.

Click here to view the conference packet.

For questions call Brad Meadows, (317) 232-2651, or bmeadows@icrc.in.gov.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana civil rights laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana. For more information on the Indiana Civil Rights Commission visit: www.in.gov/icrc.