Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California proudly hosted the 2017 Conference on April 5, 2017 at the Marin Center Showcase Theater in San Rafael.
Keynote Speaker: John P. Relman, Managing Partner Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Special Guest: James Perry, President, CEO Winston-Salem Urban League
And other local and national experts
The conference gathered community members and non-profits, advocates, real estate professionals, municipal leaders and staff, and the business community to address pressing fair housing issues affecting Marin and the Bay Area. Speakers included national and local experts who led discussions on how to broaden housing opportunity in local communities in light of present and future challenges.
The conference included break-out sessions: a tenant track which examined strategies and successes related to local action and efforts around the Bay Area that advance tenant protections and affordable housing preservation and development that furthers fair housing choice; and a homeownership track which addressed opening access to credit. And finally, conference participants came together for a panel discussing community engagement in forming housing and housing-related policies in light of present and future federal and state mandates. There was a networking lunch with opportunities for skill sharing of immediate resources for housing providers and other fair housing stakeholders. Presented by: Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California Co-sponsored by: County of Marin Marin Community Foundation Marin Association of Realtors Marin Economic Forum Community Partners: Legal Aid of Marin, Marin Asian Advocacy Project, Marin County Office of Education, Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative, SparkPoint Marin Supported in part by a grant from the California State Bar