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Office of Human Rights to Hold 8th Annual Fair Housing Symposium

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Office of Human Rights to Hold 8th Annual Fair Housing Symposium

OHR partners with DHCD and Equal Rights Center in hosting the 2009 Fair Housing Symposium.

The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR), DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Equal Rights Center will host the District’s 8th Annual Fair Housing Symposium from 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, April 28. The event will be held at the True Reformer Building at 1200 U Street, NW.

This year’s theme is “Yes We Can! Prevent Housing Discrimination.” Three panel discussions will call attention to issues relevant to advancing equality and fairness in housing: “Accessibility in New Construction is Your Right,” “The Face of Housing Discrimination: Examining the Impediments to Fair Housing for Immigrants,” and “Foreclosure and Predatory Lending: The Fair Housing Link.”

The symposium is open to all District residents as well as community-based organizations, residential rental professionals, residential lending professionals, fair housing advocates, government and non-government direct service providers, and anyone with an interest in equal opportunity housing.

To register, please click here http://ohr.dc.gov/ohr/cwp/view,a,3,q,643219.asp or call (202) 727-4559.

Admission is free but seating is limited. Registration is required. Advanced Registration ends April 21.

For more information, call (202) 727-4559.