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May 16, 2023

ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law to host annual meeting in D.C. starting May 24

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2023 — The American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law will meet with legal, government and private housing experts to discuss fair housing, gentrification, trends in rental assistance, economic development and tax reform May 24-26 at the Salamander Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Damon Smith, general counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is scheduled to lead the Thursday morning plenary session in a discussion of how HUD is addressing the housing supply crisis. On Friday, Michelle Wilde Anderson, Stanford law professor and author, will discuss her book, “The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America,” which looks at wealth inequality and how government plays a role in driving it. The book examines four impoverished communities that offer solutions for today’s housing crisis, job security, basic services and gun violence.

32nd Annual Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

May 24-26, 2023

Salamander Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Programs of interest include:

“HUD 1: The Way You Do the Things You Do: RAD Legal Best Practices”— A panel of housing experts will discuss best practices and common pitfalls for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) policy, requirements and legal protocols.                                               
Wednesday, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

“HUD 2: VAWA & Discriminatory Effects Rule – Updates from HUD OGC Fair Housing: Discriminatory Effects; VAWA; Section 504 Accessibility Issues”

HUD’s Office of General Counsel’s Office of Fair Housing will provide updates on its recent publication of the final Discriminatory Effects Rule; implementing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity’s ( FHEO) new enforcement authority under the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act 2022; and recent work on discrimination related to source of income.
Wednesday, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

The complete agenda can be found here.  

There is no charge for the media to cover this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.