- Registration for the 2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar is now open. The City of Columbia’s Annual Fair Housing and Lending Seminar will be held Friday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in on the first floor of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway. Anyone interested in attending can register by visiting CoMo.gov
and searching "Fair Housing Seminar."
This free public event will include presentations by lending and fair housing experts. Rigel Oliveri, Eric Krekel, and Randall Cole will present on topics such as fair housing and lending laws, service animals, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act and affordable housing. Real Estate Solutions Group President Nate Johnson will present a program entitled "Focus on Fair Housing."
The event also includes a City program fair, which allows attendees to meet with representatives of different City programs related to housing, neighborhood development, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Also available for the afternoon session will be an optional Building Inclusive Communities (BIC) Workshop presented by City of Columbia BIC Facilitrainers, based upon the National Conference for Community Justice’s model, this small group workshop (limited to 25 participants) focuses on early life socialization, dynamics of privilege and power, forces at work in systems of oppression, and how to create change in a person’s own life and institutional or work setting.
Participants in the Journey Towards Inclusive Excellence may have their passports stamped if they attend this free event. The morning session of presentations by Rigel Oliveri, Eric Krekel and Randall Cole has been approved for 3.3 MCLE credit hours by the Missouri Bar for attorneys. The afternoon presentation by Nate Johnson has been approved for 3 CORE credits for Missouri licensed real estate professionals and 3 MCLE credit hours by the Missouri Bar for attorneys. The BIC workshop does not qualify for CORE or CLE credits.
Event sponsors include the City of Columbia’s Human Rights Commission and Disabilities Commission, Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Central Bank of Boone County, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Columbia Housing Authority.