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2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference

Rebekah Hollwedel, CHHS Homeless Program Specialist

Monday, February 6, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.

Updated: 04-19-2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference on Thursday, April 20th at the Spokane Convention Center.

Participants can learn about fair housing basics, tenant/landlord law, and more.

The City of Spokane Community, Housing and Human Services Department, Spokane County, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Spokane Housing Authority, Landlord Association of the Inland Northwest, Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and the City of Coeur D'Alene are partnering to put on the conference.

Cost to attend the Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference is $50 (per attendee). If you are interested, secure your spot now by registering online.

Questions? Contact Rebekah Hollwedel at rhollwedel@spokanecity.orgor 509.625.6321. We look forward to seeing you there!

Conference Schedule:

8:15-9:00am: Registration
9:00-9:20am: Welcoming Remarks
9:20-9:30am: Transition Time
9:30-10:45am: Breakout Session A
10:45-11:00am: Break
11:00am-12:15pm: Breakout Session B
12:15-12:30pm: Transition Time
12:30-1:30pm: Keynote & Lunch (provided)
1:30-1:40pm: Transition Time
1:40-2:55pm: Breakout Session C
2:55-3:10pm: Break
3:10-4:25pm: Breakout Session D
4:25pm: Conference Adjourns

Breakout Session A

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Session A-1 Fair Housing Basics/WA Law
  • Session A-2 Fair Housing Basics/Idaho Law
  • Session A-3 Landlord/Tenant Law Pt. 1: Tenant Screening & Reasonable Accommodations for Admission and Compliance
    • Presenters: Eric Steven, PS and Barry Pfundt, Center for Justice
  • Session A-4 Fair Housing & Real Estate Sales Trends – Pt.1
    • Presenter: Marley Hochendoner, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
  • Session A-5 New! Sex Harassment & Domestic Violence Guidance

Breakout Session B

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Session B-1: Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications In Washington
  • Session B-2: Assistance Animals
  • Session B-3: Landlord / Tenant Law Part 2: Unlawful Detainers And Evictions: Procedures And Tenant Defenses
    • Presenters: Thomas McGarry and Jose Trejo
  • Session B-4: Fair Housing & Real Estate Sales Trends—Part 2*
    • Presenter: Marley Hochendoner, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
  • Session B-5: NEW! LEP Guidance

Breakout Session C

1:40 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Session C-1: WA Complaint Process & Investigation
    • Presenter: Heidi O'Day, Investigator, Washington State Human Rights Commission
  • Session C-2: Unfair Harassment
    • Presenters: Christina Mitma & Alfredo LLamedo, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
  • Session C-3: Fair Housing Games: Hot Seat
    • Presenter: Roxeanne Vierra, King County Office of Civil Rights
  • Session C-4: Fair Lending And Community Investment Act
  • Session C-5: NEW! Criminal History Screening
    • Presenter: Hillary Hibbeln, Center for Justice, Layne Pavey, I Did the Time

Breakout Session D

3:10 PM - 4:25 PM

**Session handout materials will not be available at the conference, but will be available to download from the City of Spokane website prior to the conference.**

Accommodations will be provided, to the maximum extent feasible, to meet the needs of non-English speaking, deaf and hearing impaired, and visually impaired persons. The City of Spokane will make arrangements to provide an interpreter, a signer, or a reader upon request, if such a request is made at least 72 hours prior to the Fair Housing Conference. If you need additional accommodations, please call Rebekah Hollwedel at 509.625.6321 at least 72 hours in advance of the conference.

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  • CHHS
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • HUD
  • Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference
  • Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
  • Spokane Housing Authority

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