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What: 31st Annual Fair Housing Conference
"Fair Housing in Challenging Economic Times"
Sponsored by: Fair Housing Association of Connecticut
Co-sponsored by: Connecticut Association of Realtors, Inc. and Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
When: Thursday, April 29, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416
Who: Open to the public - Registration is $60, Deadline is Monday, April 26th, 2010
Call Claude Perry at 203 736-5930 for more information.
  
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What: Fair Housing Essay Awards Ceremony
Students from eleven Rhode Island communities Charlestown, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Westerly and West Greenwich will be represented. The Narragansett Affordable Housing Corporation (NAHC) provided educational seminars to elementary and middle school students and invited them to enter a contest on the topic of Fair Housing and Discrimination. Many students submitted excellent entries in regards to fair housing and creative ideas on how to stand against discrimination in our community. Four students were selected from each community and will be recognized at the reception.
When: Friday, April 30th 2010
5:00 p.m.
Where: Rhode Island State House Rotunda
Providence, RI
Who: Open to the public - Please RSVP by calling NAHC at 401 789-9489
  
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What: Annual Fair Housing Contest Awards Ceremony
For the past twelve years the Narragansett Affordable Housing Corporation (NAHC) has been educating students about state and federal Fair Housing Laws. Students have participated in an interesting, interactive and in-depth educational seminar on issues surrounding Fair Housing Laws and housing discrimination.

The NAHC provided educational seminars to elementary school students and invited them to enter a contest on the topic of Fair Housing and Discrimination. Students from participating schools have competed in a contest entry resulting in four winners per school. Many students submitted excellent entries in regards to fair housing and creative ideas on how to stand against discrimination.

Students from ten communities Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Jamestown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, West Greenwich and Westerly will be represented at the Awards Ceremony. They will be presented with gubernatorial citations along with a $50.00 Savings Bond.
When: Friday, April 24, 2009
4:30 p.m.
Where: Rhode Island State House Rotunda
Providence, RI
  
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What: Thirteenth Annual Fair Housing Conference - The Future of Fair Housing in America
Sessions include: The Future of Fair Housing in America, Fair Housing and the Realtor, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. This conference is sponsored by the Fair Housing Association of Connecticut.
When: Thursday, April 23, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416
Who: Open to the public - Register by Monday, April 20, 2009
The registration fee is $60. Questions regarding the conference or accommodations needed for a disability should be directed to Joseph Wincze, 203 634-7984.
  
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What: Affirmative Fair Marketing and Conducting Lotteries for Affordable Developments Training
This training is for lottery administrators and municipal officials involved with overseeing lotteries for 40B and other publically subsidized projects. Topics will include a fair housing overview, DHCD Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan guidance and best practices for conducting lotteries.
When: Wednesday, April 1 2009
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
2nd Floor Conference Room B
100 Cambridge Street, Boston
Who:
Lottery administrators and municipal officials
This training is free, however space is limited and you must register by Monday, March 30, 2009. You must bring photo identification to enter the building.
  Click to here register.
  
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What: Springfield Regional Fair Housing Conference
HAP Housing, along with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Legislative Institute, and WNEC School of Law, is pleased to sponsor the third annual regional fair housing conference - Challenging Predatory Lending & Housing Discrimination in Times of Economic Crisis. The keynote speaker is Attorney John Relman. Topics include: litigation strategies to take on predatory lending, fair housing enforcement for lawyers & community organizers, and zoning & planning to expand affordable housing.
When: Friday, September 25, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Western New England College School of Law
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Who: Open to the public - Registration is $35
Scholarships are available. For more information, contact info@massfairhousing.org.
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What: Still Separate and Unequal: A Public Hearing on the State of Fair Housing in America
The hearings, chaired by former HUD Secretaries Jack Kemp and Henry Cisneros, will explore:
  • The persistence of discrimination and segregation
  • The impact of segregation on our communities and on education, and the benefits of integrated neighborhoods
  • Strategies to break down residential segregation and provide households isolated in segregated areas the opportunity to find integrative alternatives
When: September 22, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Suffolk Law School
First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Who: The public is invited to testify beginning at 3:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Roxanne Murray at the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston (FHCGB), by calling 617 399-0491 or via e-mail to info@bostonfairhousing.org.
  
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What: Fair Lending Forum
The purpose of this forum is to educate the general public, faith-based organizations and housing professionals about HUD resources and programs that can assist in eradicating unfair and discriminatory lending practices. The forum will also address issues related to foreclosure prevention and options that are available to homeowners facing foreclosure.

Attendees will be able to interact with local and national experts involved in enforcing fair lending laws, developing foreclosure prevention strategies, and operating government programs that help families remain in the homes that they hard worked so hard to maintain.
When: Thursday, August 14, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Morning Session
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Training for Housing Service Providers
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Evening Session
Where: Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
(The forum will be held in the multi-purpose room)
Who: Open to the public Reservation required
Contact the HUD Fair Lending Forum line at 1-800-871-9012, Ext. 70948 (Voice), or e-mail HUD2008MediaCampaign@gmail.com to reserve a seat at the forum or request additional information.

Click here for more information.
  
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What: Providence Human Relations Commission Community Input Meetings
In an effort to improve relationships among diverse groups in the city and to end discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodation, education and credit status, the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) is hosting a series of community meetings. PHRC is seeking insight from the public about their experiences with regards to cultural diversity and discrimination and how the PHRC can assist them.
Where & When:
International Institute
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

West End Community Center
Thursday, July 17, 2008
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

John Hope Settlement House
Monday, July 21, 2008
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Urban League of Rhode Island
Thursday, July 24, 2008
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

DaVinci Center
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: All Providence residents - no registration required
The PHRC is still adding other organizations to the schedule. If your organization would like to host a community meeting, please call the PHRC at 401 351-0475.
  
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What: Fair Housing in Rhode Island: The Role of the Public Sector
Rhode Island Housing is hosting a free training and roundtable discussion that will provide partners, state and municipal officials, nonprofit agencies, monitoring agents, public housing authorities, and members of municipal boards and commissions with helpful information about federal and state Fair Housing laws.
When: Monday, April 28, 2008
Lunch served: 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Session: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel Airport
2081 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island
Who: Open to the public - Registration required
Contact 401 457-1267 or mlodge@rihousing.com
  
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What: Fair Housing in Rhode Island: The Role of the Private Sector
Rhode Island Housing is hosting a free training and roundtable discussion that will provide developers, Realtors, lenders, landlords, and management agency staff with helpful information about federal and state Fair Housing laws.
When: Monday, April 28, 2008
Breakfast served: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Session: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel Airport
2081 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island
Who: Open to the public - Registration required
Contact 401 457-1267 or mlodge@rihousing.com
  
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