2014 Summer Conference Session: What You Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

As recipients of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Maryland’s counties certify every year that they are “affirmatively furthering fair housing.” Over the past five years, HUD and advocates have stepped up enforcement efforts on this obligation, and local governments have come under greater scrutiny, even forfeiting CDBG funds on occasion. During this session, a national fair housing expert will give a presentation on this Fair Housing Act duty and on HUD’s new Disparate Impact Rule and local experts and officials will discuss what these developments mean for Maryland’s counties.


  • Timothy M. Smyth, Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC
  • Kathleen Koch, Executive Director of Arundel Community Development Services
  • Elizabeth Glenn, Deputy Planning Director in Baltimore County

Moderator: The Honorable Stephen W. Lafferty

Date/Time: Friday, August 15, 2014; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White with questions about Summer Conference.