Conference to Address $1.7 Billion Federal Community Development Block Grant Settlement, Fair Housing Issues in Texas

Oct. 5, 2010

Event: "Race, Place, and Fair Housing in Texas: A Statewide Conference," hosted by the Community Development Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law.

Where: University of Texas School of Law, 727 East Dean Keeton St. View a map online.

When: 8 a.m.-4:45 pm., Oct. 15.

Background: Recent legal developments related to fair housing opportunities for low-income persons of color will be examined in this conference. Topics include how the legal action involving $1.7 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant funding, along with other national legal developments, will affect the way Texas and its cities plan for new development and allocate billions of dollars in federal resources for housing and community development.

The conference will bring together top national experts and leading local practitioners, including keynote speaker Mercedes Márquez, assistant secretary for community planning and development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A limited number of seats are available for members of the media. If you are interested in attending, contact Kirston Fortune at 512-471-7330 (office), or 512-484-0047 (cell).

For more information about the conference, visit the Race, Place, and Fair Housing in Texas Web site.

For more information, contact: Kirston Fortune.