• The Dayton Weekly News

Human Relations Council Prepares to Host Dayton Fair Housing Symposium

Release Date: September 10, 2021

Contact: Erica Fields, Dayton Human Relations Council, 333-1403

The Human Relations Council (“HRC”) is proud to announce that it will host the Dayton Fair Housing Symposium on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The event will be held at the Dayton Metro Library located at 215 E 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402.


The event will bring together housing experts from across the region to discuss fair housing issues related to evictions, black homeownership initiatives, redlining, and discrimination trends in the City of Dayton. There will be several speakers in attendance including Mayor Nan Whaley, CEO Jim McCarthy from the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, and Jeniece Jones, Executive Director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME).


“We are excited to host the Dayton Fair Housing Symposium at the Dayton Metro Library. The COVID-19 health pandemic exposed serious historical inequities and gaps in the housing market and made us realize that community members needed information related to housing discrimination. This event will bring together housing specialists to address the most pressing housing concerns across the Miami Valley,” said Erica Fields, HRC Executive Director.


Admission to the event is free and the HRC asks attendees to register in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dayton-fair-housing-symposium-tickets-168977138169. The HRC will be providing lunch on the day for all registered attendees. All attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Undesign the Redline Exhibit.


For more information or questions, call the Human Relations Council at 937-333-1437.


 

Established in 1962 by the Dayton City Commission, the Dayton Human Relations Council works to influence and ensure a culture of fair treatment, inclusion, and equal access to opportunities for all who live, work, play, and gather in the City of Dayton. The Council provides civil rights enforcement; builds the capacity of minority-owned, woman-owned and small disadvantaged businesses; and administers community relations initiatives.

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