Fair Housing Conference 2016

Fair Housing: Putting the Pieces Together

4th Annual FHCCI Fair Housing Conference – April 14, 2016

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Indianapolis, Indiana

Presented by the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, with the generous support of Fifth Third Bank, the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and our community partners

**Detailed conference information follows, if you wish to go directly to registration, click here.** NOTE: REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED.

DATE/TIME: The 2016 FHCCI 4th Annual Fair Housing Conference, entitled Fair Housing: Putting the Pieces Together, will be held at the Wyndham West Hotel in Indianapolis from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2016. 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 SPEAKERS: The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Gustavo F. Velasquez, will open and keynote this year’s conference. Gustavo Velasquez was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2014. Prior to his nomination, Velasquez was Executive Director of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC), a non-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to serve thousands of Latinos and other immigrants and underserved populations gain the necessary skills and capital to start and maintain their own businesses. We believe this will be the first visit to Indiana by a HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. 

The Assistant Secretary will be followed in the afternoon by Beverly Gooden as our luncheon keynote speaker. Ms. Gooden is a domestic violence survivor, victim’s rights advocate, and creator of the viral social media movement, #WhyIStayed. She now speaks about domestic violence sensitivity, social justice, and the power of storytelling. She originally hails from our neighboring Ohio.

AGENDA: Along with the keynote speakers above, the conference will also feature eight workshop options for attendees to choose from based on rental, sales, lending, and zoning fair housing topics. Workshop topics include:

  • Fair Housing 101
  • Fair Housing Disability Case Law Update
  • Understanding the Disparate Impact Ruling on Affordable Housing
  • How Religious Bias is Impacting Fair Housing Choice
  • Understanding HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Regulation
  • An Update on Fair Lending Actions
  • Indiana Public Policy Update
  • Gender Bias in Housing

For a more detailed agenda, click here (updated 3-10-16). Please note that the workshops and schedule are subject to change.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The FHCCI submitted applications in early February 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: Approved for 5 hours of General Continuing Legal Education. Form available here.
  • Real Estate: Approved for 4 hours of continuing education by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. Form available here.
  • Social Work: Approved for 5.25 continuing education hours by the National Association of Social Workers-Indiana Chapter. Form available here.

CONFERENCE COST: The registration cost for this all-day event is only $35/person if registered and paid on or by March 13, 2016. After this date, the cost will be $50/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 25, 2016.

PARKING: Parking at the conference center/hotel is free. Need a map of the conference center? Click here.

SLEEPING ROOMS: There is a small block of sleeping rooms for the evening of April 13, 2016 available at the Wyndham West for $119 plus tax. Just mention the Fair Housing Conference for this great rate. Please contact the Wyndham directly at 317-248-2481 for details. This block expires on March 31, 2016 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.
  • 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.

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

SPONSORS: This conference is presented with the generous support of the following community sponsors:*

Platinum Level
Fifth Third Bank
Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

Bronze Level
Goodin Abernathy LLP
Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED)
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA)
Jefferson & Brewer
Print Resources

Nonprofit and Other Sponsors
accessABILITY, Center for Independent Living
Affordable Housing Association of Indiana
Back Home in Indiana Alliance
Central Indiana Realtist Association
City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)
Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis
Financial Center Credit Union
Indiana Latino Health Organization
Indiana Legal Services
Indiana Public Health Association
Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC)
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP)
La Plaza
Muslim Alliance of Indiana
Shalom Health Care Center
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

*Other Sponsors Pending. If you are interested in conference sponsorship, contact Amy at the FHCCI.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the conference, contact the FHCCI. We hope to see you on April 14th at this informative fair housing event!


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Date(s) - Apr 14 2016 until Apr 14 2016
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Wyndham Indianapolis West

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