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POSTPONED: 2020 Fair Housing Conference

Updated March 17, 2020: 

Our community is our greatest asset, and with the health and well-being of our residents in mind, we have decided to postpone the upcoming Raleigh Fair Housing Community Conference scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020, until further notice.  It’s important for us to host an event that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone in the community and attendees’ health and safety are our priority.  

The Annual Fair Housing Community Conference is an incredibly important regional event and the Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board and Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina are committed to hosting future opportunities to educate and discuss current fair housing trends and topics. 

The rescheduled conference information will be announced once confirmed.  All registration fees will be returned.    

Thank for your patience and understanding. 

Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board and Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina


Original Post March 5, 2020: 

The 17th Annual Raleigh Fair Housing Community Conference is April 24. The conference is a partnership between the City of Raleigh's Fair Housing Hearing Board, and the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

This year's conference theme is, “Building Strong and Inclusive Communities for All.”

The keynote speaker is N.C. Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls. She founded and is the past executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Other area housing activists and officials will be presenting on topics including "Sexual Discrimination is a Fair Housing Issue"; "Criminal History and Fair Housing" and "Fair Housing and Assistance Animals."

Registration Information
You must be 18 years or older and pre-register to attend.  There is a non-refundable registration fee, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available. Cost is $10 for Wake County residents and $15 for all others. 

About the conference 

When: Friday, April 24, 2020
Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Daytime Session: 9 a .m - 2 p.m., conference plenary and luncheon 
Evening Session: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., evening community dialogue

This annual event brings together housing advocates, community members, government officials, and experts on civil and human rights, housing, lending, insurance, education, transportation, health, environmental justice, and community development to examine achievements and opportunities under the Fair Housing Act. 

> Learn more about the discussion topics and conference