Lisa Rice, Executive Vice President National Fair Housing Alliance will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Housing Conference at the Riverside Convention Center on Thursday, April 28. Rice oversees the National Fair Housing Alliance’s communication, resource development, public policy and enforcement initiatives.
Since 1988, the National Fair Housing alliance is the only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to the elimination of all forms of housing discrimination.
The National Fair Housing Alliance is also a trade association for approximately 90 non-profit, private fair housing organizations that provide a broad range of anti-discrimination services to individuals and families who have attempted to rent a home, obtain a loan, purchase housing insurance or avoid losing their home and have been denied access.
The National Fair Housing alliance assists the housing organizations on the Federal level by promoting federal legislation and national policy, as well as developing educational and outreach resources for fair housing organizations.
In addition to the 90 fair housing organizations considered operating members, there are also 200 supporting members whose primary function may not be fair housing, but may contain a housing component in their organization on a regional or national level.
At the Housing Conference, Ms. Rice will discuss two topics: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), what it is, how it works, why it matters, how to use it as tool to better our communities; and Disparate Impact.