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Conference focuses on housing choices
Conference focuses on housing choices

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium will present Housing Choices, Free of Discrimination on Friday, April 19.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The day-long conference will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa.

The presenters are Michael Maurer, deputy chief, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Avery Friedman, CNN legal correspondent and civil rights attorney; and Chuck Bonamer, National Fair Housing trainer, who will present the topic, Diversity Marketing on the Internet.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Fair Housing litigation and enforcement
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development Equal Access Rule: sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status
  • Fair Housing law in today‚Äôs world: Internet ads, reasonable accommodations and modifications
  • Diversity marketing on the Internet: what it is and how to develop a diversity-friendly website, including anti-discriminatory advertising guidelines

The cost of the conference is $25 if registration is received before April 12 and $35 at the door. The price includes lunch. Registration is online at www.GTAR.org or call (727) 464-4801.

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