Organize Ohio Fair Lending Conference Friday


 Foreclosures – Fair Lending Solutions Conference

You are invited to the 22nd Fair Lending Conference sponsored by Organize Ohio and the Ohio Fair Lending Coalition  It is being held at the Trinity Commons,  2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio  on Friday, October 26th  from 8:30am -3:30 pm .  The cost is $15 which includes continental breakfast and lunch.  It is free for students with ID's.  CLEs and CEUs will be available at no cost for attending attorneys and social workers.

 Among the speakers will be State Senator Nina Turner and Stella Adams, Director of the National Fair Housing Academy.


(1)    1.  An Update On Foreclosures --- this panel will address the “shadow inventory” of foreclosures; the City of Cleveland’s legal settlement, through Neighborhood Progress, Inc., with lender-servicers; “mortgage strikes,” a new initiative to tackle underwater mortgages; and establishing priorities for the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.


(2  2.  Bipartisan Efforts to Rebuild Ohio’s Cities through bipartisan cooperation, Ohio will devote 100% of its Attorney General’s housing settlement funds, $93 million, to housing needs. Ohio is among few states which will spend100% of housing settlement funds on pressing housing issues. The panel will feature Matt Lampke from the Ohio Attorney General's office and Jim Rokakis, director of the Thriving Communities Institute. 


(3  3.  Race and Lending in Housing: How lender Servicers Have Handled Mortgage Modifications in Communities of Color – featuring Stella Adams, Director of the National Fair Housing Training Center.


  4. A New Problem: Rising Single Family Rentals in the Suburbs – featuring housing professionals from First Ring Cleveland suburbs.


For more information and to sign up for the conference go to