Fair Housing: Prologue, Policies & Possibilities

Date: April 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 799 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Since the Fair Housing Act was adopted in 1968, housing providers and government agencies have been required to comply with its anti-discrimination rules and to break down barriers to fair housing.

In recent years, concerns have focused on increasing access for minorities to housing in “high opportunity” areas through HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule and extending fair housing protections to additional classes of people and housing activities.

Join HAND & Nixon Peabody LLP for this timely dialogue hosted during Fair Housing Month, “Fair Housing: Prologue, Policies & Possibilities.” In this dynamic series of presentations and panel discussions, experts will share an overview of federal and local fair housing laws and discuss “Disparate Impact in the Wake of Inclusive Communities.” The final panel will round out the session with a conversation on “AFFH Issues and Implications.”

9:45 a.m.

Registration and networking

10:00 a.m.

Welcome by HAND and Nixon Peabody LLP

10:15 a.m.

Panel: Fair housing overview – Federal and local laws

11:15 a.m.

Networking break

11:30 a.m.

Panel: Disparate Impact in the wake of Inclusive Communities

12:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Panel: AFFH Issues and Implications

2:00 p.m.

Event concludes

Our Speakers

  • Nina Janopaul, CEO, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
  • Harry Kelly, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Michael Reardon, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Nathan Roth, Program Analyst, Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives and Outreach, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tim Smyth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Shauna Sorrells, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, Housing Opportunities Commission
  • Marvin Turner, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Nate Vander Wal, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Amy E. Wilkinson, Chief, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Baltimore Housing/Housing Authority of Baltimore City
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