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Monday, March 11 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
The future of fair housing

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We are two years into the Trump administration and housing advocates are still wondering “what’s next?” We will discuss the future impacts of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule suspension, declining Consumer Finance Protection Bureau enforcement and other changes within each agency. Panelists will frame our upcoming advocacy battles and policy responses. This is an opportunity to ask former and current federal employees about Washington’s shifting agenda on fair housing and its direct impact on our communities.



Patrice Ficklin

Assistant Director of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, Consumer Financial Bureau

Harriet Newburger

Senior Consumer Researcher (retired), FDIC (retired)
Prior to her retirement in 2017, Harriet Newburger held the position of senior consumer researcher in FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. Her work focused on mortgage market trends, particularly as they relate to households historically underserved by the market... Read More →

Sara Pratt

Counsel, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC
Sara Pratt is counsel at Relman, Dane & Colfax in Washington, DC She practices fair housing and civil rights law and is nationally recognized as a speaker and trainer on civil rights issues. Prior to joining Relman, Dane & Colfax, she was deputy assistant secretary for Enforcement... Read More →

Carol Johnson

Executive Director, Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
Carol Johnson, J.D., M.A., is executive director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, the only state agency in Arkansas specifically charged with protecting civil rights. The Commission is a quasi-judicial, regulatory enforcement agency which receives, investigates and resolves... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT