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									Registration Form
Fair Housing Summit
                                                          Who Should Attend?
                                                          Realtors, Mortgage Lenders, Housing Developers,
September 25, 2007                                        Insurance Agents, Community Planners, Landlords,

                                                          Public Officials, Community Service Providers,
Name ___________________________                          Municipal Human Relations Staff, HUD Entitlement
                                                          & P.J. Staff, HUD grant recipients, and Public
Firm/Agency Name                                          Housing Authorities, and other stakeholders in

City, State, Zip
_____________________________________                     Location Information
                                                                                                                 Challenging the Barriers
e-Mail Address                                            Hilton Garden Inn
                                                          19677 East Jackson Drive                                     September 25, 2007
Phone:___________________Fax::_________                   Independence, MO 64057
If you have a special need due to a disability, please    Phone: 816/277-0094 Fax: 816/350-3535                  FAIR HOUSING SUMMIT
contact the Human Relations Commission by noon,           Directions From Kansas City:
September 19, 2007.                                       I-70 East to Exit 17/Little Blue Parkway. Turn Left     Hilton Garden Inn ◙ Independence, Missouri
Phone: 816/325-7388 TDD: 1-800-735-2966                   on Little Blue Parkway and go .3 miles to Jackson
                                                          Drive. Turn Left on Jackson Drive and go .8 miles to
Conference Fee (includes continental breakfast & lunch)   the Hilton Garden Inn.
Advanced registration required: $35 per person                                                                                 SPONSORED BY
                                                          Directions From St. Louis:
Number of persons attending                               I-70 West to Exit 17/Little Blue Parkway. Turn
Amount enclosed: __________                               Right on S. Little Blue Parkway and go .2 miles to      THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI
                                                          Jackson Drive. Turn Left on Jackson Drive and go          HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION &
 Check enclosed payable to City of Independence                                                                 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
                                                          .8 miles to the Hilton Garden Inn.
 Visa  Mastercard Expiration Date
Card #                                                                                                                              AND
To Register                                                                                                      THE KANSAS CITY REGIONAL ASSOCIATION
Mail: City of Independence, Human Resources                                                                                  OF REALTORS
Dept., 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO. 64050
Fax: 816/325-7393 Online: http://www.
(No refunds due to cancellations)
For questions contact Carol Cox @ 816-325-7388
or Christina Leakey @ 325-7397

Registration Deadline September 19th
Fair Housing & Fair Lending                        Issues in Lending/Building                            Opening Doors to Fair Housing
The General Session will be presented by           10:30-11:45 a.m., Morning Breakout Sessions           1:15-2:30 p.m., Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Professor F. Willis Caruso, Director of John
Marshal Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic &     Session I: Don’t Build Trouble                        Removing the Physical & Social Barriers
Co-Executive Director of Fair Housing & Fair                                                             ◙ Cristalle Bozarth –-Community Outreach and
                                                   ◙ Jim Harpool –Housing Choices Coalition of
Lending of Chicago, Illinois.                                                                            Governmental Affairs Manager, KC Regional
                                                   Greater Kansas City and President of Harpool-
                                                                                                         Association of REALTORS®—Diverse markets
                                                   Morgan-Haney, LLC—Housing market trends and
Professor Caruso formerly practiced law with the                                                         require diverse measures—overcoming social
                                                   the impact of regulatory barriers on housing choice
firms of Sidley & Austin, Caruso & Caruso, Isham                                                         barriers and expanding housing opportunities
                                                   ◙ Michele Ohmes –Michele & Associates, ADA
Lincoln & Beale, and Keck Mahin & Cate. He                                                               ◙ Randy Rhoads, AIA —Project Architect,
                                                   specialist and author of ADA & Accessibility: Let's
served as the General Counsel of the Chicago                                                             McCormack Baron Salazar (St. Louis)—Designing
                                                   Get Practical—Accessibility considerations in
Housing Authority from 1991 to 1994 and the                                                              affordable rental housing with no barriers in mind
                                                   development of fair affordable rental housing
General Counsel of the Leadership Counsel for      ◙ Jeff Unger –Assistant City Counselor, City of       Surmounting the Legal Barriers
Metropolitan Open Communities from 1970 to         Independence—Short-term loan operations?              ◙ Leyla Galmarini McMullen – Attorney, The
1991. He has litigated over                        NIMBY!—Protecting affordable neighborhoods            Mdivani Law Firm—The changing face of
1000 fair housing cases,                           through land-use planning                             immigration law—What’s in store for Fair Housing
including Village of Arlington
Heights v. Metropolitan                                                                                  ◙ Cynthia Larcom, J.D., M.S.W. –Director,
                                                   Session II: Don’t Borrow Trouble                      Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas
Housing Development                                ◙ Eric Bushner –Chairman, Mortgage Bankers
Corporation and Gladstone                                                                                City—Housing choice for the homeless—
                                                   Association of Missouri—Subprime lending              Advocating for legislative change and the
Realtors v. Village of                             woes—What’s the economic impact when obtainable
Bellwood. He has published                                                                               commitment of funds
                                                   housing is not actually affordable housing?           ◙ Dayla Bishop Schwartz – Assistant City
extensively, writing articles,                     ◙ Bob Horton, Executive Director of Springfield’s
practice handbooks, and                                                                                  Counselor, City of Independence—Looking at
                                                   Urban Neighborhood Alliance—Don’t Borrow              landlord tenant law in the light of emerging interests
textbooks on fair housing law.                     Trouble®—Enabling prospective homebuyers to
                                                   identify the predators                                Solutions to Financial Barriers
Agenda, September 25, 2007
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.                                                                                        2:45-4:00 p.m., Panel
Registration & Continental Breakfast                12:00-1:00 p.m., Lunch and Guest Speaker             ◙ Donovan Mouton – Kansas City Region
                                                                                                         Program Director, 1 Economy Corporation—The
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.                                                                                         Beehive and SocialServe .com Initiatives, providing
Welcome & Opening Remarks                                                                                equal opportunity through digital solutions and
◙ John Mayfield, Chairman of the Independence                                                            access to technology
Human Relations Commission                                                                               ◙ Jason Wood –Senior Issues Manager, United
◙ Mayor Don Reimal, Independence, Missouri                                                               Way of Greater Kansas City—United Way’s Family
◙ Macie Houston, HUD Regional Director                                                                   Economic Success Initiative (EITC Free Tax
                                                                                                         Preparation & Financial Literacy Programs),
8:45 – 10:15                                                                                             connecting working families to equal opportunity
General Session, Fair Housing & Fair Lending                                                             ◙ Maria Carrillo – Home Ownership
Professor F. Willis Caruso, Director of John                                                             Coordinator, El Centro, Inc. (Kansas City, KS)—
Marshal Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic                                                             Creating economic opportunities for Hispanic
◙ Travis Ford, Consumer Education Coordinator,                                                           residents through homebuyer education programs
Missouri Attorney General’s Office                                                                       and foreclosure prevention programs

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