Office Hours: Focus on Fair Housing

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • The fundamentals of Fair Housing, 

  • The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, 

  • Strategies for integrating fair housing into other local and regional planning initiatives, and 

  • Capacity building in fair housing and social equity. 

This is a facilitated discussion of four fair housing topic areas with the express purpose of allowing participants to learn about one or more fair housing topics they find interesting or challenging. The room will be divided into four groups, e.g., in a discussion center arrangement as one would have in an open house meeting, one for each of the following topic areas: regional assessments; linking plans; data and strategy development; and AFFH rule basics. Each group will be led by facilitators with specific expertise in the topic. Facilitators include HUD trainers, practitioners, fair housing consultants, and community planners who can offer practical and expert advice on how to approach fair housing planning under the new AFFH rule.


Madeline Colety , AICP , Abt Associates , Arlington , MA (see bio)
Judith Barrett , Barrett Planning Group LLC , Duxbury , MA (see bio)
Heidi Aggeler , BBC Research & Consulting , Denver , CO (see bio)
Jeffrey May , International Development and Planning , Silver Spring , MD (see bio)
Jennifer Raitt , Town of Arlington , Arlington , MA (see bio)
Jarrod Elwell , Washington , DC
Catherine Califano , City of Philadelphia, Office of Planning and Development , Philadelphia , PA (see bio)