2016 Indiana Fair Housing Conference

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will host the State of Indiana’s 2016 Fair Housing Conference. This year’s conference will kick off the afternoon of WednesdayApril 13, with a session about the Mortgage Foreclosure Trial Court Assistance Program followed by a networking reception. April 14, will consist of a full schedule of Panels, workshops, and general sessions from leaders in the field of Fair Housing. Those involved in the housing process are encouraged to come out to this annual conference, held during National Fair Housing Month, to receive training on fair housing laws. CLE, CE and CEU credits will be offered to conference attendees. 

The theme of this year’s conference is Because of Fair Housing Laws…  Conference sessions will take a look into the history of fair housing and assess what it means today in terms of affirmatively furthering fair housing.


April 13, 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm

General Session 

Mortgage Foreclosure Trial Court Assistance Program

Tamara Brown, J.D., President, Absolute Title Services, LLC

Networking Reception

April 14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

General Sessions:

Keynote Address: Anti-integrationist Violence: America’s Hidden Barrier to Full Housing Rights
Jeannine Bell, J.D., Ph.D. - Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law

A Dialogue with Fair Housing Experts:
History, Evolution, and the Impact of Fair Housing Laws
Moderated by: Michael P. Seng, J.D.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing…What’s the Latest?
Michael P Seng, J.D. - The John Marshall Law School 

Indiana Statewide Testing Results
Engaging Solutions and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Updates on Fair Housing Lending Practices and Predatory Lending
Steve Tomkowiak, J.D. - NFHTA Fair Housing Consultant

Domestic Violence and Eviction Laws
Michael D. Mitchell, J.D. - NFHTA Fair Housing Consultant

Occupancy Standards and Familial Status
Allison Bethel, J.D. - The John Marshall Law School

No is NEVER the First Response: How to respond to Reasonable Accommodations and Modification Requests
Susan Scovill, J.D. - NFHTA Fair Housing Consultant

Fair Housing and Gender Bias
Michael D. Mitchell, J.D. - NFHTA Fair Housing Consultant


You are encouraged to bring questions and concerns that you have encountered during your housing experiencing. Experts in various areas of housing will be presenting information during seminars and will be available to discuss these topics throughout the conference.

The event is free to individuals not seeking credits, and is only $75 for those who wish to receive CLE or CE credits.

Conference location:
Indiana Government South Conference Center 
302 West Washington Street 
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204

For the full conference agenda click here.

Conference registration is now open at infairhousing16.eventbrite.com.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces Indiana Civil Rights Laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana.