Regional Fair Housing Summit to discuss ‘approaches to creating inclusive communities’


TAVARES – April 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Lake County is cosponsoring the second-annual Regional Fair Housing Summit, with the theme of “One Community, Growing Together: Regional Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities.” The featured speaker will be James H. Carr, senior fellow with the Center for American Progress and Distinguished Scholar with The Opportunity Agenda.

The summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando.

Other speakers will include Michael Allen, partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC; Rob Breymaier, executive director, Oak Park Regional Housing Center; David Baade, president/CEO, Fair Housing Continuum; Nadine Smith, executive director, Equality Florida; David M. Gillespie, housing investigator, City of Orlando Human Relations; Mike Trey Keefe, TransAction Florida; Kimberly Derry, fair housing unit leader, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida; Jaimie Ross, Florida Housing Coalition; Hemendra Thakkar, presenting At Home with Diversity; and Kenneth J. Carroll, director of Fair Housing Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

The event is sponsored by Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, Alpha Kappa Alpha, City of Orlando Community Affairs & Human Relations Office, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Consumer Debt Counselors, Florida Civil Rights Association, Florida Commission on Human Relations, Fair Housing Continuum and HOPE Fair Housing Center.
Registration is required. For more information about the summit, contact Mira Tanna at mirat (at) clsmf (dot) org or 407-841-7777, or visit


More Information:
Mira Tanna
mirat (at) clsmf (dot) org

Lake County media contact:
Peter Benyola
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
pbenyola (at) lakecountyfl (dot) gov


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