Fair Housing Act for Planners

APA Arizona, Southern Section


Thursday, November 21, 2013
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST

Tucson, AZ,

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A panel of four speakers will provide information on the Fair Housing Act and its implications for planners. Topics to be discussed include: • Introduction to the Fair Housing Act – Fair Housing 102 • Southern Arizona Fair Housing Council's role • Affirmatively furthering fair housing • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice • Pima County's approach to Fair Housing? • Issues or conflicts with fair housing projects • Positive examples of fair housing projects in Pima County • What local government planners need to know about the fair housing act • Examples of local governments being sued for fair housing act issues because of their zoning regulations • Avoiding pitfalls • Common issues with fair housing • Involving attorneys in fair housing issues The panel will also be asked questions for group discussion, such as: • In your opinion has the Fair Housing Act helped the target population for which it was created? • What improvements would you make to allow for easier implementation? • What improvements would you make to the Fair Housing Act? An opportunity will be provided for attendees to ask any questions that they might have.


Cheri Horbacz

Confirmed Speaker

Cheri Horbacz leads the Education program of the Southwest Fair Housing Council as a Statewide Instructor since 2006. This nonprofit campaign is dedicated to protecting our communities housing rights and family wealth by working to eliminate all forms of illegal discrimination related to housing and abusive financial practices. The services ... Read More

Judy Drickey-Prohow

Confirmed Speaker

Judy Drickey-Prohow is an attorney in the Law Office of Scott M. Clark, an Arizona law firm that emphasizes landlord-tenant, affordable housing and fair housing cases. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Ms Drickey-Prohow spent twenty-eight years at the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office ... Read More

Betty Villegas

Confirmed Speaker

Betty is the Pima County Affordable Housing Program Manager. She has worked for the Pima County Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department since 1999. She currently serves on the boards of the Arizona Housing Alliance, Pima County Community Land Trust, and Arizona State Housing Commission. Betty was instrumental in establishing ... Read More

Jay Young

Confirmed Speaker

Jay Young is the Director of Operations at the Southwest Fair Housing Council where he has co-authored five Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, The American Nightmare: Foreclosures and their Impact in Metropolitan Tucson, and the Northeastern Arizona Fair Housing and Equity Assessment. He manages the staff and day-to-day ... Read More