41st annual
FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE

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Presented jointly with the CT Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 41st Annual Fair Housing Conference on April 27th, 2022!

Over 200 housing advocates, providers, developers, policymakers, consumers, and others came together to learn about the latest fair housing updates and help build a more inclusive Connecticut.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and presenters/speakers!

Be sure to sign up for our email list to get announcements and news about future events. 

The Hilton Garden Inn – Wallingford/Meriden is conveniently located immediately adjacent to Exit 15 off I-91.  When traveling from the north, at the end of the exit ramp turn left.  In approximately one-half mile you will see the Hilton Garden Inn on the right at 1181 Barnes Road. When coming from the south, at the end of the exit ramp take a right. In approximately one-half mile the Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford will be on your right.   

There is plenty of FREE PARKING immediately adjacent to the hotel.  All facilities being used for the conference are wheelchair accessible.  

REGISTRATION

Save your spot for this year’s virtual, free event:

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2022 CONFERENCE RECAP

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks

From the CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Fair Housing Association of Connecticut.

9:15 - 10:15 AM
How Connecticut Towns Can Avoid Litigation Over Group Homes and Affordable Housing

Michael Allen, Esq., of Relman Colfax PLLC and Greg Kirschner, Esq., of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center discussed three recent cases involving Connecticut towns violating the FHA/ADA/Section 504: Gilead v. Town of Cromwell, SELF, Inc. v. Town of Wolcott, and Newport Academy v. Town of Fairfield

10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Testing the Divide film & Panel Discussion

We viewed the Newsday and Fair Housing Justice Center film Testing the Divide, which looks at their groundbreaking 3-year investigation into housing discrimination. Film was followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Fred FreibergFair Housing Justice Center
Olivia Winslow, Demographics Reporter for Newsday
Arthur Browne, Investigations Editor for Newsday

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Fair Housing Law & Legislative Update

Presented by Michelle Dumas-Kueler, Esq., CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

12:30 - 12:45 PM
Door Prizes

Sponsor the 2022 Conference

Show your organization’s support for fair housing by sponsoring this year’s conference!  

For $250, become a Fair Housing Friend sponsor. Fair Housing Friends will be recognized throughout the conference with your name and logo displayed on-screen before the opening remarks and during the breaks between each presentation.

Our 150+ attendees represent the nonprofit, housing & community development, government, homebuilding,  legal, advocacy, and related sectors, from Connecticut and beyond. A portion of your sponsorship may be tax-deductible the the extent allowed by law.

Want to learn more about sponsoring this year’s conference? Contact Margaret Suib, FHACT Chairperson, at msuib@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7820

Presented By

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CONTACT

For questions about this year’s conference, please contact Margaret K. Suib, Esq., FHACT Chairperson, at msuib@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7820

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