Date: Friday, October 8

Time:  10:30 am – 11:30 am PDT (1:30 pm -2:30 pm EDT)



Jamie Gatewood, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Samuel Goldberg, Education & Outreach Specialist, Fair Housing Council of Oregon



Just bringing up inclusive housing can spark fraught discussions and resistance. This session will help attendees untangle these debates by seeing them in a civil rights framework. We will discuss the basics of fair housing, the history of residential segregation in Oregon, and current developments in state land use processes in order to help dispel common myths about new housing development and ensure that governmental jurisdictions understand their responsibilities for enforcing fair housing rules. We’ll also discuss the differences between affordable and fair housing, and how to bridge the divide between them so that both goals can be achieved. Finally, we will talk about the status of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rules, and the impact they have on the development of inclusive communities.