Fair Housing Conference 2019

FHCCI’s 7th Annual Fair Housing Conference

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana


DATE/TIME: The FHCCI’s 7th Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This year’s conference theme is Fair Housing: The Bridge to Equitable Communities. Registration opens at 8:00 AM. The conference will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Please arrive by 8:30 AM to receive your registration packet and breakfast.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are pleased to welcome George Lipsitz, author and Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as our luncheon keynote speaker. His publications include How Racism Takes Place (2011), The Possessive Investment in Whiteness (2006), and A Life in the Struggle (1995). Lipsitz is senior editor of the comparative and relational ethnic studies journal Kalfou, editor of the Insubordinate Spaces series at Temple University Press and coeditor of the American Crossroads series at the University of California Press. He won the American Studies Association Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship in 2013 and the Bode-Pearson for Prize for Career Distinction in 2016. Lipsitz is chair of the board of directors of the African American Policy Forum, chair of the Advisory Board at the Center for Black Studies Research (Santa Barbara), and vice chair of the board of directors of the Woodstock Institute.

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

  • Fair Housing Disability Case Law Update
  • Disability and Fair Housing Hot Topics
  • The Mapping Prejudice Project
  • Barriers to Fair Housing for Tax Credit and Rural Housing
  • Combating Familial Status Discrimination in Housing
  • Fair Housing and Sales
  • Fair Lending Updates
  • National Origin Based Housing Discrimination
  • Indiana Public Policy/General Assembly Update
  • Indiana Civil Rights Commission Update
  • The Eviction Lab Data and the Impact on Indiana
  • And more – see the agenda below!

For a detailed agenda, click here. Please note that the workshops and schedule are subject to change.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The FHCCI has submitted applications for continuing education for attorneys, social workers, and real estate. Previous FHCCI conferences have received this approval but watch this page for updates as credits are confirmed. Or, contact the FHCCI for any updates.

  • Legal Credits: 5.3 Legal Credits APPROVED
  • Real Estate: 5.25 hours of CE APPROVED
  • Social Work: 5.25 NASW Social Work Continuing Education Hours APPROVED

CONFERENCE COST: The registration cost for this all-day event is only $40/person if registered on or by March 3, 2019. After this date, the cost will be $55/person. This registration cost assists the FHCCI with the costs of the keynote speaker, food, and beverage. This registration cost includes the workshops, keynote, continental breakfast, food and beverage breaks, and lunch. Due to hotel meal count requirements, we are unable to provide refunds after March 20, 2019.

PARKING: Parking at the conference center/hotel is free.

SLEEPING ROOMS: There is a small block of sleeping rooms for the evening of April 2, 2019 available at the Marriott East for $138 plus tax. Just mention the Fair Housing Conference for this great rate. Please contact the Marriott East directly at 317-352-1231 for details. This block expires on March 4, 2019 so be sure to reserve any sleeping rooms promptly.

REGISTRATION: To register for the conference, click here. Registration is required. Space is limited. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received.

  • 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 3/20/19.
  • If you have any problems in completing your registration or need an alternative option, please contact Brady at the FHCCI.
  • Please be sure to note any reasonable accommodation or dietary needs in the applicable area of your registration or contact the FHCCI.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESPlease contact Brady 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):

(Note: Several sponsors pending final levels)

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Children’s Bureau, Inc.
Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC)
(INSILC is graciously providing ASL interpretation at the conference)
Managed Health Services (MHS)
Print Resources

Nonprofit or Other Sponsors
accessABILITY, Center for Independent Living
Back Home in Indiana Alliance

Centier Bank
Central Indiana Realtist Association
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP)
La Plaza
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Shalom Health Care Center

Interested in being a conference sponsor? Contact Amy at the FHCCI. We have several sponsor levels available to show your support of fair housing

PAST CONFERENCES: Want to learn about previous FHCCI conferences? Visit our events pages: 2018 Conference2017 Conference2016 Conference2015 Conference2014 Conference

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the conference, contact the FHCCI. We hope to see you on April 3rd at this informative fair housing event!

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Date(s) - Apr 3 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Indianapolis Marriott East