Fair housing is April 17 conference focus

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clearing hurdles in obtaining or offering safe places to live will be the focus of a free, public “Fair Housing Today” conference April 17 in downtown Louisville.

    The 9 a.m.–noon conference will be in the Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Health Sciences Building, 110 W. Chestnut St. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the opening session begins at 9 a.m. in the auditorium, Room 166A.

    The program offers two concurrent tracks. A consumer track will examine housing issues facing veterans, immigrants, refugees, domestic violence survivors, single mothers, low-income families and representatives of the LGBT community. A provider track for real estate agents will help with immigrant, refugee and race relations in housing.

    The University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work and Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission are sponsors.

    Presenters will represent those sponsors as well as Americana Community Center, Center for Women and Families, Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Lexington Fair Housing Council, Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Louisville Metro Police Department.

    Although the conference is free, social workers who attend can earn 2.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for a $25 fee and real estate agents can earn one CEU for a $10 fee.

    For more information, contact Riaan van Zyl at 502-852-2430 or mavanz01@louisville.edu or the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission at 502-574-3631.

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    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.