Posted March 14, 2017 | 4:11 PM

Symposium Aims to Put the Fair in Fair Housing

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 14, 2017) - Hillsborough County Affordable Housing, in partnership with Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium, will present a symposium for housing providers, real estate agents, property managers, homeowners, renters, government officials, and anyone interested in learning about a wide variety of practical issues related to affordable housing.

The annual Fair Housing Symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. in Tampa. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and free parking is available in the Convention Center garage.

Titled "Promoting Housing Choice and Inclusive Communities,'' the symposium will include discussion on topics like lending, voucher programs, liability, the Americans with Disabilities Act, building strong and inclusive communities, and advertising dos and don'ts.

Keynote speakers are Patrice Ficklin, fair lending director for the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity Division, and Sheryll Cashin, a Georgetown University School of Law professor and author. Presenters in the symposium's nine workshops represent the Tampa Human Rights Office, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Bay Area Legal Services, the Tampa Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Registration is $35 in advance or $40 at the door by check or cash and includes lunch.

For more information or special accommodations, contact Sabine von Aulock with Hillsborough County's Affordable Housing, (813) 274-6649.

Hillsborough County is a member organization of the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium and a sponsor for the event. The consortium's mission is to further fair housing through education and outreach, and to celebrate the right of all people to live in a strong, sustainable, and inclusive community.



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