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A Fair Housing Symposium "Evicting Housing Discrimination from the Bay Area"

Date:
Friday, April 21, 2006
Time:
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Mary Prem
Location Details:
Community School of Music & Arts
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040

A Fair Housing Symposium is being held in April in recognition of National Fair Housing Month and sponsored by Project Sentinel. Project Sentinel is one of the largest fiar housing agencies in the nation, investigfating over 600 complaints of housing discrimination each year in 5 counties throughout Northern California.

Symposium will include four workshops:
Litigating Fair Housing: Strategies for winning cases of housing discrimination
This workshop will discuss the role of litigation in furthering the cause of fair housing and will include discussion of recent cases as well as updates on important developments in precedents and case law.

Accommodating special needs: Fair housing for people with disabilities
This workshop will delve into the intricacies of reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications for persons with disabilities, including the issue of financial burden, the process of conciliation and several instructive examples.

Borrow without sorrow: The dangers of unfair and predatory lending
This workshop aims to educate lenders, service providers, and advocates about unfair and predatory lending practices, including examples of common schemes and the role of enforcement agencies.

Preventing discrimination: understanding fair housing laws and enforcement
This workshop will discuss the origin and contents of federal and state fair housing laws, including an explanation of the role of private and governmental fair housing organizations as well as ways to identify and solve fair housing issues as housing or service providers.

Workshop will be followed by a luncheon and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Okianer Christian Dark, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jan 30, 2006 10:34AM
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