Fair Housing: Impact on Affordable Housing Preservation and Development
September 11, 8:00-11:00am
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Breakfast and coffee will be served
8:30-9:00AM A conversation on federal fair housing policy between Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President, Ford Foundation & Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
9:00-10:00AM New Developments in Fair Housing Law and Policy
The recent Supreme Court decision on disparate impact and HUD's new regulation defining what communities should do to affirmatively further fair housing are creating both excitement around a renewed federal commitment and uncertainty about what rights and obligations states, localities, and other housing stakeholders have. The Court and HUD have stated that communities must make both investments to revitalize communities and policy changes to encourage mobility to opportunity. National experts will discuss how fair housing policy and law will affect how communities make new investments in revitalization and encourage mobility to areas of opportunity.
10:00-11:00AM What's Fair in New York?
Policy experts and affordable housing practitioners discuss federal policies and local impact relating to recent Supreme Court ruling and HUD policies including Difficult to Develop Areas, Small Area Fair Market Rents and Community Preference.