Beyond the Dream:
Virginia's Fair Housing Summit

April 20-21, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Greater Richmond Convention Center

ABOUT

This year’s summit, Beyond the Dream, will provide housing advocates tools to combat present day inequities. More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, housing inequality persists. This year’s summit celebrates the progress made by housing advocates, in pursuit of Dr. King Jr’s. dream while looking forward to the work that still needs to be done.

We are back in-person and have added an enhanced online experience this year as well for two session-packed days!

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) hosts this summit to educate and discuss legislative, administrative, and social issues that affect equal access to housing. The summit is an opportunity for scholars, government officials, housing professionals, and advocates to connect and share their passion and information with one another. In-person tickets include a box lunch for both days of the summit.

Agenda

08:30AM - 09:30AM

Registration

9:30AM – 10:45AM

Opening Session with Shekinah Mitchell

Tom Fitzpatrick
HOME of VA

Shekinah Mitchell
Piedmont Housing Alliance

10:45AM – 11:00AM

Break

11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Writing on the Wall: Patterns of Displacement and A Case Study of Church Hill in Richmond, VA

Regina Chaney
HOME of VA

Greta Harris
Better Housing Coalition

Jonathan Knopf
HDAdvisors

LaToya Gray Sparks
Graduate Student, Wilder School at VCU

Public Housing, Mobility, and Fair Housing

Philip Page
Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Brenda Hicks
HOME of VA

Kenyatta Green
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Thomas Silverstein
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Sarah Black
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

Fair Housing 101

Shivaughn Ferguson
HOME of VA

12:00PM – 12:15PM

Break

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Virginia Fair Housing Trends

Liz Hayes
Virginia Fair Housing Office

Patterns of Displacement: Policy Solutions for Richmond’s Northside

Kalisha Jackson
HOME of VA

Marland Buckner
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Tiffany Dabney
D&H Construction Services, Inc.

Megan Rollins
Boaz & Ruth

Arthur Burton
Kinfolk Community Empowerment Center

Phone HOME: How to Report Housing Discrimination

Anna Clemens
HOME of VA

Jasmine Lewis
HOME of VA

1:15PM – 2:00PM

Lunch

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Closing Session: The Role of the Fair Housing Movement Over the Next 50 Years

Lisa Rice
National Fair Housing Alliance, President and CEO

08:30AM - 09:30AM

Registration

9:30AM – 10:45AM

Opening Keynote with Dr. Andre Perry

Dr. Perry
The Brookings Institution

Lisa Rice
National Fair Housing Alliance

10:45AM – 11:00AM

Break

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Fair Housing and Data Transparency

Dr.Michael Akinwumi
National Fair Housing Alliance

Eric Dunn
National Housing Law Project

Barriers to Mobility: Source of Funds Discrimination

Kalisha Jackson
HOME of VA

Teneika Jones
HOME of VA

Briggitte Cordes
HOME of VA

Bryan Moorefield
HOME of VA

Criminal Justice, Policing, and Fair Housing

Tom Fitzpatrick
Moderator

Dr. Monica Bell
Yale University

Rachael Deane
Education Law Center

Camille Brown
North Texas Fair Housing Center

12:00PM – 12:15PM

Break

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Coffee Chat: Algorithms, Tech Equity, and Housing

Nikitra Bailey
National Fair Housing Alliance

Robb King
Data Strategist and Community Developer

Evictions & Data: The Local Response

Dr. Kathryn Howell
Virginia Commonwealth University, RVA Eviction Lab

Dipti Pidkiti-Smith
Legal Services of Northern Virginia

1:15PM – 2:00PM

Lunch

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Closing Session: Where Do We Go From Here? Beyond the Dream

Bryan Moorefield
HOME of VA

Isabel McLain
HOME of VA

COVID-19 Protocols

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required to be presented at the registration desk upon arrival. COVID-19 Tests should be administered within 48 hours of the event start. Home test kits are acceptable. Otherwise, we invite you to attend our virtual option.

Masks are highly encouraged but not required.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and its variants exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely dangerous disease that can lead to severe illness and death. While people of all ages and health conditions have been adversely affected by COVID-19, certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on age and/or underlying medical conditions. No precautions can completely eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Attendees of HOME of VA events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and its variants, and are advised to undertake precautions deemed necessary, to include those recommended by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St, Richmond
Richmond, VA 23219
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Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
If you buy a ticket to this Summit, you can get $50 off to HOME's 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 21 at 6pm after the closing day of the Summit. (Limited tickets available)
Contact the organizer to request a refund.
The Greater Richmond Convention Center parking garage is located at 3rd & Marshall. Parking is $7.00 per vehicle, per entry. Learn more about parking here:Directions and Parking | Greater Richmond Convention Center
There will be a 45-minute lunch break. Boxed Lunches will be provided complimentary to all attendees.