2017 Agenda

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Welcoming remarks 9:00-9:15 a.m.
Recognitions of Partners 9:15-9:30 a.m.
Opening Speaker 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Fair Housing:Where We Are and Where We Are Headed-Timothy Smyth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Break 10:15-10:30 a.m.
General Session 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Overview of Tennessee Human Rights Commission-Sabrina Hooper, Deputy Director, Tennessee Human Rights Commisson

Break 11:15-11:30 a.m.
Lunch, Announcements 11:30 a.m.- noon
Governor's Fair Housing Act Proclamation
Presented by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Special Presentation
Presented by the Housing Equality Alliance of Tennessee
Midday Session 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Best Practices for Enforcing the Fair Housing Requirements-Michael Seng, Professor and Executive Director, Fair Housing Legal Support Center, The John Marshall Law School
Break and move to concurrent breakout sessions 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Concurrent sessions below 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Kentucky/Mississippi Ballroom Tennessee/Virginia Ballroom

An Overview of Housing Discrimination Against People with Disabilities
Martha M. Lafferty, Stein & Vargas, LLP

Angela Hubbard, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

Landlord-Tenant and Fair Housing Law in Tennessee: What You Don't Know Can Bite You (Part 1)
Carol Gish, West Tennessee Legal Services
Gary Rubenstein, Schulman, Leroy & Bennett

Break 2:30-2:45 p.m.
Concurrent sessions below 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Kentucky/Mississippi Ballroom Tennessee/Virginia Ballroom

Considering Criminal History in Housing Decision
Vicki Johnson

Landlord-Tenant and Fair Housing Law in Tennessee: What You Don't Know Can Bite You (Part 2)
Carol Gish, West Tennessee Legal Services
Gary Rubenstein, Schulman, Leroy & Bennett

Break and move to general session 3:45-4:05 p.m.
Q&A, wrap-up 4:05-4:35 p.m.