Segregated by Design: Movie and Discussion
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.
Location: Norwalk City Hall (Community Room)
Join the Norwalk Fair Housing Advisory Commission for a movie and discussion. The film Segregated By Design examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregatedevery major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
Cold supper will be served.
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 29, 2019 to Margaret K. Suib, Fair Housing Officer, at MSuib@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7820 and to request a reasonable accommodation. Location is fully accessible.
Mothers and others for Justice
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: 660 Winchester Ave., New Haven, CT (Lower Level Community Room)
We have the great opportunity to join Mothers and Others for Justice at their monthly meeting. We will share information about racial disparities in housing in Connecticut and New Haven!
This event is open to the public.
CT Asthma Conference
Housing Quality: A Strategy to Reduce Asthma Disparities
Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
Please join the Connecticut Hospital Association to discuss how housing is a vital sign for health and a lever to improve asthma health outcomes. Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health, will present the keynote. OCA will present during the plenary session.
There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is required. Register here
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BRIDGEPORT?
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:30am
Location: BPT Creates, 1001 Main Street, STE 14, Bridgeport, CT
Join Representative Kyle Langan to discuss solutions to Bridgeport's housing crisis.
Free Breakfast will be provided.
Richard Rothstein: The Color of Law
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (multiple events)
Location: Hartford and New Haven, CT
Join us for two chances to see historian Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, an examination of the government's central role in creating residential segregation.
Racial, ethnic, and economic residential segregation today is no accident, but instead is the result of intentional government policies, such as redlining, enforcing racial covenants, and discriminatory lending and outright segregation in federal programs.
Fair Share Housing Visioning Session
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10am
Location: CT Nonprofit Center, Hartford, CT
Please join us to think outside of the box as we work to envision a structure that would allocate affordable housing need by carefully considering town resources, existing affordable housing stock, environmental impact, transportation availability, access to high performing schools and healthy neighborhoods, employment proximity, and much, much more.
2016 Gallivan Conference
Opportunity Everywhere: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing to Transform Communities
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Location: UConn School of Law, Hartford, CT
As soon as 2017, communities and states across the country will have the opportunity to define how they will bring greater equity and sustainability to their regions in accordance with HUD’s new rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. Every jurisdiction receiving HUD funding must create a plan, but these plans are only as good as the community input that goes into them. Join us to learn more about this tool to shape diverse and equitable communities.
37th Annual FHACt Fair Housing Conference
'Steps to Eradicating Housing Discrimination and Patterns of Segregation'
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMLocation: Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
You will not want to miss this exciting conference which features:
10th Anniversary Fair Housing & Civil Rights Conference
Date: April 7th & 8th, 2016
Join us for the 10th Anniversary Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference, a free two-day symposium featuring workshops, panel discussions, networking and career development opportunities, all led by distinguished civil rights activists, government officials, world-class trainers, and non-profit organizations.
Attend workshops, panel discussions, and meet leaders from Federal and state agencies and organizations from across the Northeast, including: The EEOC, HUD, DOJ, FBI, MCAD, MA AGO, MA Office on Disability (MOD), New England Human Rights Commissions, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), The Kellogg Foundation, The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Western New England University (WNE), and more.
Talk with speakers, attend book signings, meet dynamic practitioners and network with other attendees who are working to promote equality and fairness nationwide.
D.U.E. Justice Coalition: Fairness for the 99% Accountability Event
Date: April 4th, 2016
On Monday, April 4, we will work to hold legislators accountable by calling out legislative “Zeroes” and “Heroes” during the 2016 legislative session. The coalition will issue report cards based on how legislators vote and then march to the State Capitol Building to directly hold our lawmakers accountable.
Date: November 23rd, 2015
Around the country policymakers and advocates are trying to figure out how to effectively use the LIHTC program to benefit areas that are struggling and increase access to opportunity through leveraging existing resources in high-resource communities. Since the program is skewed towards under-resourced areas in many parts of the country, the challenge is often identifying strategies that will allow the program to create housing in thriving communities. This webinar looked specifically at the question of whether changes at the state level to the Qualified Allocation Plan (the point system for allocating the credits) that prioritize higher opportunity areas increased the number of applications and developments in those areas.