2018 FAIR HOUSING SUMMIT REQUEST FOR SPEAKERS/PANELS Conference organizers are inviting proposals for both panels/presentations addressing any of the topics below. Please submit your proposal by clicking here or emailing your proposal to FairHousingSummit@austintexas.gov.
THE FAIR HOUSING SUMMIT The Summit seeks a comprehensive discussion centered on the continuing effects of the Fair Housing Act, including the history of housing practices before and after the Act’s passage; current models of fair housing policies and practices; and opportunities to continue and improve fair housing for the next 50 years.
The 2018 Fair Housing Summit will take place April 2 - 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
TOPICS THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED (but not be limited to):
Diversity of approaches and experiences of protected classes;
Housing policy and issues of affordable housing;
Fair housing compliance and legal updates at both state and federal levels;
Benefits of equity assessments;
Exclusionary and inclusionary zoning;
Construction and Design innovations to fair housing;
Regional assessments and the geography of fair housing;
Families with Children and the occupancy standard;
Housing Bias Impacting Gender and LGBTQ ; and,
Expanding access to opportunity Through Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Disability Challenges and Opportunities
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE The conference is recommended for academics, lawyers, housing agencies, advocates, housing counseling staff, community based-agencies, and housing providers discuss comparative perspectives of equitable housing practices, outline policies and trends in the provision of “fair housing, and reflect on the differences in circumstances and approaches in different locales in the United States and the world.