Uneven Recovery: Place, Race and Mortgage Lending on LI 12/10/14

An Uneven Road to Recovery:  New Findings on Place, Race and Mortgage Lending on Long Island

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hofstra University, University Club, North Campus, Hempstead, New York

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS), the private nonprofit fair housing advocacy and enforcement agency serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties, in partnership with Hofstra University’s National Center for Suburban Studies and the Department of Sociology, will present results of its most recent research into lending patterns.

The symposium will provide an overview of fair housing/fair lending laws.  All are welcome: academics, attorneys, advocates, government, non-profit, housing counselors, press and public stakeholders.  This program is made possible with the support of HUD’s Fair Housing Organization Initiative Program. A light lunch will be served.

RSVP by Monday December 8, 2014 using the following link: http://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=10081 Admission is FREE, but space is limited and advance registration is required

Keynote Speakers  

 Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Kristen Clarke, Chief, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General

For more information, please contact Long Island Housing Services at 631-567-5111 ext. 330.

FULL SCHEDULE:

9:45 a.m. — Welcome

  • Michelle Santantonio, Executive Director, Long Island Housing Services, Inc. and Professor Christopher Niedt, Academic Director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University

10 a.m. — Fair Housing & Fair Lending Overview

  • John Batanchiev, Esq., Fair Housing Organization Initiative Project Manager, Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

10:30 a.m. – Morning Keynote – The Federal Perspective

  • Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

11:30 a.m. – New Findings on Race, Place & Mortgage Lending

  • Hofstra University Professors Christopher Niedt and Marc Silver will discuss their findings from a new study of mortgage lending in Long Island. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation and both professors, as well as officials from Long Island Housing Services, will be available to media immediately following the session.

12:20 p.m. – Lunch and address from Herman Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Hofstra University

1 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote — The State Perspective: Fair Housing & Lending

  • Kristen Clarke, Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General

1:40 p.m. – Panel discussion – Local Perspectives & Community Impact, Ongoing Redlining and Promoting Access to Fair Lending

  • Juana Cores de Torres, Esq.
  • Sarah Ludwig, co-director, New Economy Project
  • Margalie Rodriguez, supervising investigator, Nassau County Commission on Human Rights
  • Mayur Saxena, assistant attorney general, Civil Rights Bureau, NYS Office of the Attorney General

For more information:

Karla Schuster, Hofstra University

Karla.Schuster@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6493

Jessica Huaman, Long Island Housing Services

JessicaHuaman@lifairhousing.org or 631-567-5111 X330

DIRECTIONS TO THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CLUB:

From New York City:

Take Grand Central Parkway East to the Northern State Parkway East to Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A). Continue as state below from the Meadowbrook Parkway

From Eastern Long Island:

Take Northern State Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A) or Southern State Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway North (Exit 22N).

Proceed on Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 West (Hempstead Turnpike). Follow Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24) west to Hofstra, approximately 1 ½ miles. Turn right at light before 2nd Unispan, entering North Campus. David S. Mack Hall/University Club is on the right side. Signs will direct you to available parking.

 

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