Monday, September 22, 2008

“The Next Forty Years of Fair Housing: Developing an Agenda for Integration”

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
UIC Forum, UIC campus

The year 2008 marks 40 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act (Act) of l968.  The Act was not only about protecting individual rights, it was also about fostering residential integration.  This ‘forward-looking’ conference will focus on research, policies, and programs that move beyond issues of enforcement of anti-discrimination to examine the barriers to integration.  Researchers, policymakers, and community leaders from universities, government entities, and non-profit organizations will attend this conference and work towards an action agenda for the future.  The conference will be organized around four sessions: (1) Government Policy and Housing Integration; (2) Individual Behavior and Housing Integration; (3) Policies and Programs Promoting Integration: and (4) Developing an Action Agenda.

The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the Jane Addams Hull House Association.  

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