Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fair Housing Month

INDIANAPOLIS – Each year, April is celebrated around the country as Fair Housing Month. This year, the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) celebrates the month with our annual conference. The FHCCI’s 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.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Gustavo F. Velasquez, will open and keynote the FHCCI's conference this year. 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.

This year's conference will also include 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.

Continuing education for attorneys, social workers, and real estate have been approved. The registration cost for this all-day event is only $50/person.

For more information, including how to register, visit the FHCCI’s Events Page at: http://www.fhcci.org/events/

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