2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:15 AM to 4:25 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Keynote: David Carlson,
Director of Legal Advocacy for Disability Rights Washington, a private non-profit that is designated by the governor to serve as the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. David leads the organization’s legal team which engages in multimodal advocacy and incorporates multiple advocacy tools, including individual representation, class action litigation, policy work, video advocacy, and community engagement. His team monitors facilities and community settings in WA that serve people with disabilities, investigates potential abuse and neglect of Washingtonians with disabilities, conducts legal and policy advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities across WA, and provides Washingtonians with disabilities information about their legal rights.
David has served as lead counsel in numerous class actions enforcing a wide variety of civil rights of people with disabilities. David's advocacy work has been recognized in international media and several local and national awards. David presents on disability legal issues, legal ethics, and advocacy skills both in WA and nationally. Additionally, David has taught Disability Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University. David graduated Cum Laude from both Eastern WA University where he received his B.A. and Gonzaga University school of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of Gonzaga Law Review.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Session A-1 Fair Housing Basics / WA Law Heidi O’Day, WSHRC
Session A-2 Fair Housing Basics/ Idaho Law Intermountain Fair Housing Council
Session A-3 Landlord / Tenant Law Pt. 1: Tenant Screening & Reasonable Accommodations for Admission and Compliance Eric Steven, PS and & Barry Pfundt, CFJ
Session A-4 Fair Housing & Real Estate Sales Trends —Pt. 1* Marley Hochendoner, NWFHA. *Session A-4 and B-4 together are offered as a 3 clock hour DOL approved course and will run 9:30a to 12:30p with 2 10-minute breaks provided.
Session A-5 New! Sex Harassment & Domestic Violence Guidance Shannon Bedard, NWFHA & Teri Mahan, YWCA
Session B-1 Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications in WA
Session B-2 Assistance Animals Intermountain Fair Housing Council
Session B-3 Landlord/ Tenant Law Pt. 2: Unlawful Detainers and Evictions: Procedures & Tenant Defenses Thomas McGarry and Jose Trejo
Session B-4 Fair Housing & Real Estate Sales Trends Pt. 2 Marley Hochendoner, NWFHA. *Session A-4 and B-4 together are offered as a 3 clock hour DOL approved course and will run 9:30a to 12:30p with 2 10-minute breaks provided.
Session B-5 New! LEP Guidance Holly Timmerman, NWFHA
12:30-1:30 Keynote and Lunch
Session C-1 WA Complaint Process & Investigation Heidi O’Day, WSHRC
Session C-2 Unfair Harassment Christina Mitma & Alfredo LLamedo, NWFHA
Session C-3 Fair Housing Games: Hot Seat
Session C-4 Fair Lending and Community Reinvestment Act Elizabeth Schroeder, WA Trust Bank
Session C-5 New! Criminal History Screening Hillary Hibbeln, CFJ, Layne Pavey, I Did the Time, Dave Scott, Spo. Housing Auth., Marsha Chien, WA AG’s Office
Session D-1 Assistance Animals Marley Hochendoner, NWFHA
Session D-2 Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications Under the federal Fair Housing Act Hillary Hibbeln, CFJ, Layne Pavey, I Did the Time, Dave Scott, Spo. Housing Auth., Marsha Chien, WA AG’s Office
Session D-3 Testing & Advertising Shawn Nikfar, NWFHA
Session D-4 Assessment of Fair Housing (for federally funded) Lauren Walker and Rubai Aurora, Fair Housing Center of WA
Session D-5 New! Criminal History Screening Hillary Hibbeln, CFJ, Layne Pavey, I Did the Time, Dave Scott, Spokane Housing Authority, Marsha Chien, WA AG’s Office
Affordable Housing Risk Pool (AHRP)
Where do I find session handouts?
Session handouts will be available for download prior to the conference by clicking here.
How do I sign up for an exhibitor table?
Exhibitor Table Rates: Regular:$125 Non Profit 501(c)(3): $75
All-Day exhibitor tables will be stationed in the hallway area.
- 1 Exhibit Table / 1 representative attendance ticket
- Name listed in the online program
- Name listed on Eventbrite registration website
- Acknowledgement during general session
The Spokane Convention Center Exhibitors Services Guide may be accessed at:
Can I be a sponsor?
Can I request a Reasonable Accommodation?
Accommodations will be provided, to the maximum extent feasible, to meet the needs of non-English speaking, deaf and hearing impaired, and visually impaired persons.
The City of Spokane will make arrangements to provide an interpreter, a signer, or a reader upon request, if such a request is made at least 72 hours prior to the Fair Housing Conference.
If you need additional accommodations, please call Rebekah Hollwedel, 509.625.6321, at least 72 hours in advance of the conference.
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