Part I:  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities 

Wednesday, April 27   3:30 – 4:30 pm (EDT) 

Part II:  Best Practices in Engaging the Disability Community in Fair Housing Planning

Thursday, April 28      11:30 am–1:00 pm (EDT)

This webinar series is designed to educate disability stakeholders and other fair housing partners on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and community engagement throughout the fair housing planning process. These webinars are a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL). Participants will learn how to best affirmatively further fair housing to support individuals with disabilities and engage them in the fair housing planning process.

AGENDA

Part I: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities

  • History of the Fair Housing Act and context for the requirement to “affirmatively further fair housing”
  • Best practices for fair housing planning that considers the needs of individuals with disabilities
  • Overview of effective community participation that involves individuals with disabilities and their stakeholders

Webinar I Presenters

  • Demetria McCain​, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (HUD, FHEO)
  • Alison Barkoff​, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging​(HHS, ACL)
  • Sarale Sewell, Program Analyst, Policy & Legislative Initiatives Division (HUD, FHEO)
  • Joshua Gillerman, Disability Law & Fair Housing Attorney, Fair Housing Compliance Division (HUD, OGC)

Part II: Best Practices for Engaging the Disability Community in Fair Housing Planning

  • A brief synopsis of Part I Webinar: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Principles of community engagement with the disability community
  • Best practices for community engagement throughout the fair housing planning process
  • Engaging stakeholders in fair housing planning – Questions and data gathering

Webinar II Presenters

  • Daniel Davis, Policy Analyst (HHS, ACL)
  • Sarale Sewell, Program Analyst, Policy & Legislative Initiatives Division (HUD, FHEO)
  • Fatima Aure, Director of Field & Capacity Building at The Kelsey
  • Micaela Connery, CEO/Co-Founder of The Kelsey
  • Leslie Dara Baldwin, Director of National Policy at the Center for Disability Rights
  • Cashauna Hill, Executive Director at Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center

Who Should Attend?

  • HUD grantees, including representatives of entitlement communities, participating jurisdictions (PJs), and public housing authorities (PHAs), who are responsible for producing fair housing documents
  • Individuals with disabilities, their caregivers, and their stakeholders interested in involvement with local fair housing planning efforts

Registration Information

You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.

Part I:  AFFH for Individuals with Disabilities           Wednesday, April 27   3:30 pm (EDT)           Register Now  

Part II: Community Engagement Best Practices         Thursday, April 28     11:30 am (EDT)          Register Now