Open Communities and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law formally invite local governments to attend this free seminar on October 27, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
At The Costs and Consequences of Crime-Free and Nuisance Property Ordinances: Alternative Strategies, Legal Updates, and Fair Housing Considerations, presenters will cover the following topics:
• U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Region V Director Maurice McGough will discuss the fair housing implications of these ordinances, particularly as it concerns entitlement jurisdictions;
• Information will be provided on Public Act 99-0144 and how jurisdictions can come into compliance with that new law; Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson (40th District) will discuss the new law.
• Domestic violence and disability experts will provide information about how these ordinances harm survivors of violence and persons with disabilities; and
• Alternatives to crime free and nuisance property ordinances will be discussed, including a model ordinance which can be used to promote healthy rental housing and fair housing.
The forum will be held:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 9am – 12pm
DePaul University (Loop Location)
1 East Jackson Blvd. 8th Floor
This forum is a chance to learn from experts, hear from colleagues dealing with similar issues, and finding solutions to complex problems. It is also a chance to gather ideas about how to create a healthy rental housing community which protects and promotes the rights of property owners, tenants, and local communities.
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