Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
Author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America”
Date and Time
September 21, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Renaissance Hotel
444 N Summit St
Toledo, OH 43604
Where you live is more than just a physical structure; it’s the door to accessing quality education, job opportunities, transportation, healthcare, and other vital resources. The neighborhood where you live shapes your life experiences and impacts your ability to thrive. Fair housing helps ensure this door is open to all, building stronger, better communities, and serves as the foundational building block to all successful diversity and inclusion work.
The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the subsequent passing of the Fair Housing Act, presenting an opportunity to:
- Examine the barriers that persist around fair housing,
- Explain the opportunity cost represented by housing discrimination, and
- Explore ways we can work together to create truly inclusive communities.
Why Fair Housing?
Acts of housing discrimination can prevent people from freely choosing where they live, thereby limiting their opportunities for success. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed to guarantee equal access to housing for all. Yet, we still have much more to do.
Why Attend This Event?
We are expecting hundreds of attendees from the financial, insurance, healthcare, housing, nonprofit, real estate, government, and human resource sectors to participate. This will be an inspiring, informative summit around all facets of fair housing. Attendees can expect to leave more informed about the issues, more connected across relevant networks, and more eager to be a part of the solution.