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Unwelcomed Exhibit (All Souls)

Date: 03/03/2023

Time: 9:00 AM


The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), in partnership with the All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis, is hosting Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination, an interactive exhibit, from March 3-31, 2023. The exhibit will educate participants on the systemic barriers that have impacted today’s neighborhoods through redlining, racial covenants, steering, neighborhood intimidation, and other forms of housing discrimination. Modern-day forms of housing discrimination in sales and lending will also be highlighted.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Church. It may be viewed during their normal operating hours, but it is recommended that you call ahead (317-545-6005) to ensure there are no other events happening at the time you wish to visit. 

The exhibit is funded through support by First Merchants Bank. For the additional references noted on the exhibit panel, click here.

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Fair Housing Conference 2023

Date: 04/12/2023

Time: 9:00 AM


FHCCI’s 11th Annual Fair Housing Conference (Virtual)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

9:00 AM – 4:45 PM (ET)


DATE/TIME: The FHCCI’s 11th Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM (ET). This year’s conference theme is Fair Housing: Making Every Zip Code an Opportunity. The conference will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and is a VIRTUAL event. Paid and/or confirmed registrants will receive a link to the conference platform in the week prior to the conference. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jillian White is the CEO and Founder of Appraisal Insights. Over the last two decades, she has led a successful career as an executive and entrepreneur in the real estate appraisal industry. As an SRA designated appraiser, Ms. White currently serves on The Appraisal Institute’s Government Relations Committee, as Trustee of The Appraisal Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is a former member of the New York State Appraisal Board.

She began her career as founder and CEO of White Picket Fence Appraisals, a residential real estate appraisal company based in New York. Motivated by her experience as one of the industry’s few Black female appraisers, and having to ‘whitewash’ her own family’s home in order to facilitate the sale, Ms. White has made it her personal mission to educate and empower all homeowners. She received a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University.

AGENDA: This year’s conference will also feature FIFTEEN workshop options for attendees to choose from based on rental, sales, and lending fair housing topics. Workshops will cover the following topic areas:

  • Fair Lending Update
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
  • Disability Case Law
  • Appraisal Bias
  • Different Types of Tenant Screening and Possible Fair Housing Issues
  • Fair Housing & Sales Transactions
  • Race and National Origin Discrimination in Rentals
  • Sexual Harassment in Housing
  • Racial Wealth Gaps and Fair Housing Implications
  • and several hot topics exploring fair housing issues!

Download the agenda here. Please note that the workshops and schedule are subject to change.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The FHCCI has sought approval for 6.3 continuing education for Indiana attorneys. Info below:

  • Legal Credits: 6.3 Legal Credits APPROVED for Indiana attorneys – if you are from out of state, check with your Commission for reciprocity options. Credit approval information here.

PLEASE follow the directions within the conference platform to ensure you receive your credits.

CONFERENCE COST: The registration cost for this all-day event is only $40/person if registered on or by March 11, 2023. After this date, the cost will be $55/person. We are unable to provide refunds after March 31, 2023.

REGISTRATION: To register for the conference, click here. Registration is required. Space is limited. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received. All registered and paid attendees will receive an email in the week before the conference which will include information on how to access the conference platform. Please check your spam/junk folders in case the email goes there.

  • Those who want to send checks instead of an online payment, should register online, choose the check option, and mail payment to the FHCCI. Please note our mailing address of 445 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 811, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Checks must be received on or by 3/31/23.
  • If you have any problems in completing your registration or need an alternative option, please contact Erika at the FHCCI.
  • Please be sure to note any reasonable accommodation in the applicable area of your registration or contact the FHCCI.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The FHCCI has a limited number of scholarships to waive the conference registration cost. These scholarships are available to interested students and persons of low incomes. Contact Amy at the FHCCI for more info.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESPlease contact Erika at the FHCCI if any accommodations are needed or note on your registration. Alternate formats of materials will be available upon request for those with disabilities.

SPONSORS: We are once again appreciative of the many sponsors for this year’s conference. Without their generous support, we could not put on an event of this quality at affordable registration fees. Our current sponsors include (please note several are pending so check back for updates):

Gold Sponsors
City of Indianapolis – Department of Metropolitan Development
First Merchants Bank
Intend Indiana
Old National Bank

Silver Sponsors
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA)

Bronze Sponsors
INHP (Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership)

Nonprofit Sponsors
Central Indiana Realtist Association (CIRA)


PAST CONFERENCES: Want to learn about previous FHCCI conferences? Visit our events pages: 2022 Conference, 2021 Conference2020 Conference2019 Conference2018 Conference2017 Conference2016 Conference2015 Conference2014 Conference

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the conference, contact the FHCCI. We hope to see you on April 12th at this informative fair housing event!

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Date: 04/19/2023

Time: 5:00 PM


Our America: Lowballed Documentary and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:00 – 8:00 PM (ET)

The AMP at 16 Tech in Indianapolis, IN

It’s happening to Black and Latino families in neighborhoods across the country. People are trying to refinance their mortgage or finance the purchase of a new home all for it to be derailed by a mundane and often overlooked step in the lending process – the property appraisal.

The people on all sides of the transaction – whether they’re the owners or the buyers – are being hit with home appraisals far lower than they expected when compared to what similar homes are selling for in their neighborhoods or even compared to re-appraisals of their own homes.

In some cases, the differences are staggering and potentially life-changing for families. The cost of finding themselves “lowballed” can be tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Or it can prematurely end the dream of homeownership altogether. A new documentary, Our America: Lowballed, delves into this issue. The documentary also highlights some Indianapolis-based homeowners through the telling of their stories and also highlights the work of fair housing organizations across the nation.

In partnership with The Holliday Collaborative Agency, the FHCCI is sponsoring a showing of this powerful documentary followed by a panel discussion.

The event will be April 19, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at The AMP at 16 Tech. Here’s the schedule:

  • 5:00-6:00 PM: Networking/Food
  • 6:00 PM: Kick off showing
  • 6:05 PM: Begin showing documentary
  • 7:20-8:00 PM: Panel discussion/Q & A
There will be free food and networking prior to the documentary screening. We will then begin showing the documentary. After the screening, we will have a panel discussion with Carlette Duffy, Indianapolis homeowner featured in this documentary, Amy Nelson with the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Julian Glover with ABC News, Larry Miller with WUSA9 in Washington D.C., and Myra Lillard with Home Guide Realty Services. Our panelists will have insight on appraisal bias either through experience or their reporting on the issue and provide information on how we can fight back against this injustice. Join us for this important discussion! Invite your family and friends!
Please confirm if you plan to attend this event for an accurate headcount. If you’re not on Facebook and want to confirm attendance, please email LaMar at

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