Supporting Inclusive Communities Through Fair Housing Planning Program-Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Supporting Inclusive Communities Through Fair Housing Planning
Are you a public or private sector fair housing planning practitioner? Would you like to learn more about producing an effective Fair Housing Plan or an Analysis of Impediments on a state, regional, or local basis? If so, we invite you to join your colleagues - including community development and housing professionals, public and private sector leaders, & local government officials – for this immersive, interactive and engaging hands on program to learn about the latest fair housing planning developments, best practices & models that are being realized nationwide today. Actual case studies and barriers to fair housing choice—and possible solutions-- will be reviewed, useful fair housing resources and “tools of the trade” will be shared, and model solutions will be identified, discussed and applied by participants.
This advanced fair housing planning colloquium, approved by and funded with support from the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Fair Housing Initiatives Program, will focus on how participants can collaborate and partner with other stakeholders to achieve equal housing opportunity.
Participants will learn about model programs and innovative approaches from fair housing experts and discuss how to comply with existing fair housing planning requirements, including the obligations of Community Development Block Grant program recipients and related HUD-funded initiatives that engage in government contracting, consulting, supporting, training and other services to ensure equal housing opportunity.
Participants may use HUD funds to attend this training with approval from their HUD contract officer. Please join the National Community Reinvestment Coalition at one of the following scheduled locations:
Los Angeles, CA – February 13-14, 2013 (Beverly Garland Hotel)
Orlando, FL – February 19-20, 2013 (Double Tree Orlando, Downtown)
Washington, DC – March 20 – 21, 2013 (NCRC Annual Conference, Capital Hilton Hotel)
Metro NY – May 22 – 23, 2013 (Location TBD)
Charleston, SC – September 10 – 11, 2013 (Marriott Downtown Charleston)
Chicago, IL – June 11 – 12, 2013 (John Marshall School of Law)
IAOHRA Conference – August 2013 (TBD)
Who should attend?
Professional staff, officials and counsel working for state & local Community Development & Planning agencies, Federal Contract Agencies & Contractors, Affordable Housing Providers & Housing Authorities, Fair Housing Assistance & Fair Housing Initiatives Program grantees, disability advocates, homebuilders, neighborhood stabilization programs, real estate, financial services, legal services, community based organizations and more, including anyone who partners with or receives support from within the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Registration is free and space is limited. Participation is required for both days of the program, and certificates will be issued at the conclusion of day two of the program.For more information, including travel and accommodations, please contact Lisa Young at (202) 383-7711 of email@example.com.
“Attendees of the Fair Housing Planning Colloquium may also attend NCRC’s Annual Conference, A Just Economy: Building Community Prosperity from the Ground Up, occurring March 20-23 in Washington, DC. Click the link below to pay the pro-rated registration for the conference." Link: http://ncrcconference2013.eventbrite.com/?discount=2013AFFH
When & Where
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development and vibrant communities for America's working families.
Our members include community reinvestment organizations, community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as local and social service providers from across the nation.
NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs. Our Housing Counseling Network leverages the expertise of a national network of mortgage finance advisors. They work with servicers and lenders, on behalf of homeowners, to keep working families from losing their homes to foreclosure.
NCRC’s National Training Academy provides training and technical assistance on topics such as understanding how to use the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending laws, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Homeownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), fair housing and foreclosure prevention. Our Economic Justice Campaign sites pilot innovative community partnerships to enhance the delivery of financial, technical, and social services to individual consumers, homeowners, and small business.
NCRC’s work is enhanced by two financial service advisory councils consisting of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage finance companies. Quarterly roundtables examine issues involving responsible financial service-related policies, regulations and legislation, as well as innovative products, services and best practices.
NCRC represents its members before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and the press. NCRC routinely testifies before the U.S. Congress, and meets with the leadership of banking and lending regulatory agencies. NCRC frequently provides expert commentary on national television, and our research and policy papers have been cited in hundreds of newspapers in the US.