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April 16, 2024 is Fair Housing Day!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport

C.A.R.’s Fair Housing Day is back!

Come join us for C.A.R.’s third annual Fair Housing Day event to learn more about California’s expansive and continuously changing Fair Housing laws. Hear from fair housing experts on topics related to inclusive advertising, housing discrimination, disabilities, algorithmic and AI bias in tech, and much more. Make sure to be part of these critical conversations on making the dream of homeownership possible for all Californians. The event is free for C.A.R. members with an optional paid keynote lunch. The optional $25 keynote lunch presentation will be from George Fatheree, titled "Recovering Bruce's Beach: Lessons from the Past to Move Us Forward."

Stick around after the event for a FUNdraiser — with an emphasis on the “FUN” — benefitting C.A.R.’s HAF Pathway To Homeownership Closing Cost Assistance Grant Program!
 

More details and additional speakers soon!

Partner With Us

If you are interested in being more involved, we have sponsorship opportunities for your companies and a special Local Association Sponsorship package.  Contact DeAnthony Nelson at DeanthonyN@car.org for more information.

Casino Night

Join C.A.R.’s HAF Casino Night fundraiser where your participation helps towards our Pathway to Homeownership Closing Cost Assistance Grant Program. Our event will take place on Tuesday, April 16th, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the luxurious Doubletree by Hilton Ontario, immediately following the exhilarating Fair Housing Day. Learn more about our program and be part of this meaningful cause (Click Here)!

2024 Schedule 

  • 8:00 AM - Registration and Networking
    8:00 AM - Registration Opens with Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM : Opening Keynote Session
    Keynote: Debby Irving - Racial Justice Educator, Author - Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race Remarks: Melanie Barker, President - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Heather Ozur, President-elect - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 10:10 AM - 10:25 AM Break
    10:10 AM - 10:25 AM Break
  • 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM : Beyond the Headlines: Unpacking Important Fair Housing Cases and Current Trends
    Panelist: Amanda Byun, Senior Counsel - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Caroline Peattie, Executive Director - Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California Scott Chang - Senior Counsel - National Fair Housing Alliance Moderators: Cindy Diaz-Telly, Fair Housing Policy Committee Vice Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM : STEPS Financing The Dream of Homeownership
    Panelists: Cynthia Leal, Originating Manager - Guild Mortgage, Treasurer - NAHREP LA Abel Fregoso, Sr. Loan Originator - Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. Samuel Luna, Sr. Director Affordable Lending - Freddie Mac Rolanda Wilson, Sr. Housing Counselor & Board Member - NID Housing Counseling Agency Sabrina Brown, Broker-Owner Pink Key Real Estate, 2023 Past-President - WCR CA, 2024 President Elect - Madera Association of REALTORS® Moderator: Sara Sutachan, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Empathy and Action: Supporting Clients Facing Discrimination
    Panelists: Janet Dorsey, Professional Standards Committee Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Matt DiFanis, Broker/Owner - RE/MAX Realty Associates Stephen Beard, Realtor & Accessibility Specialist - KW Advisors East Bay Moderators: Kelvin Wong , Diversity Committee Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Selling Homes in Changing Communities: Understanding the Fair Housing Implications of Displacement and Gentrification
    Panelists: Alex Schafran, Principal - Schafran Strategies Toni Carter, Real Estate Broker - Higher Purpose Real Estate & Investments Randy Munmon, Real Estate and Mortgage Broker - Munmon Real Estate Oscar Wei , Deputy Chief Economist - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Moderators: Janice Lovendahl, Broker Owner at Top Level Realty ; Broker Associate / Mentor at EXP Realty ; President - Inland Empire Association of Realtists
  • 12:40 PM - 1:55 PM : KEYNOTE: Recovering Bruce's Beach: Lessons from the Past to Move Us Forward (Ticketed Luncheon)
    Opening Remarks: Vanessa Chavez, Legislative Advocate - California Association of REALTORS® Speakers: G.C. Fatheree, Founder and CEO - ORO Impact, Attorney ____________________________________________________ George is the Founder and CEO of ORO Impact, a social impact Fintech dedicated to closing the wealth gap by increasing access to down payment assistance. ORO Impact helps companies make loans to their employees to make a down payment on a home – helping employers improve retention and helping employees build wealth through home ownership. An attorney, George is most recognized for securing the landmark return of Bruce’s Beach – marking the first time in U.S. history the government returned property taken by racially motivated eminent domain. Before the law, George worked as a nonprofit executive, a strategy consultant with McKinsey and launched an internet company. George is a 2024 Rockefeller Bellagio Resident, where he developed the Black Land Loss Narrative Archive Project, a national platform to collect and archive narratives of Black land loss, and received the Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity. George serves on the board of the National Portrait Gallery and Loyola Marymount University. George graduated from Harvard University and Loyola Law School.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM : Tenant Rights, Landlord Duties: Key Fair Housing Topics in Rental Housing
    Panelists: Denise Cato, President and CEO - Fair Housing Council of Orange County Rose Mayes, Executive Director - Fair Housing Council of Riverside County Molly Kirkland, Director of Public Affairs - Southern California Rental Housing Association Kendrick (Katrina) Kim, Assistant Professor - Los Angeles Valley College/Los Angeles Community College District Moderator: Zina Hall, Fair Housing Policy Vice Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM : Pride of Ownership: Building an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Real Estate Business
    Panelists: Anita Blue, 2024 National President - LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Alex Cruz, Director of Education - LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Ashley Q. Anderson, REALTOR® - Keller Williams Moderators: Jen Beehler, Fair Housing & Diversity Forum Vice Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 2:55 PM - 3:45 PM : Overcoming Fair Housing Resistance: Advice for Industry Leaders
    Panelist: Tessa Hultz, CEO - Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® Bill Flagg, REALTORS® Emeritus/Broker Associate - ERA Queen City Realty Dr. E’toile Libbett - Starlite Properties Moderators: Wayne Woodyard, Fair Housing & Diversity Forum Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 2:55 PM - 3:45 PM : Location and Fair Housing - Steering, Blockbusting, Redlining and Census-tract-restricted Loan Programs
    Panelists: Laurie Benner, Associate Vice President of Housing & Community Development - National Fair Housing Alliance Alexia Smokler, Director, Fair Housing Policy & Programs - National Association of REALTORS® Richard Sander, Professor of Law - UCLA Hosts: John Wong, Fair Housing Policy Committee Chair - CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Agents of Change: REALTORS® Leading the Charge in Repairing Past Discrimination
    Panelists: Kama Burton, Broker-Owner, Speaker - Kama Speaks, Inc. / CMB Realty Services Michelle Walker, Broker/Owner - STL Buy & Sell, REALTORS® Amy Kong, Co-Founder - Trust Real Estate Harrison Beacher, Managing partner/REALTOR® - Coalition Properties Group Affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC Moderator: Farrah Wilder, Consultant and former Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer - California Association of REALTORS®
  • 5:00 PM Event Concludes
    5:00 PM Event Concludes
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - C.A.R.'s HAF Casino Night Fundraiser
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - C.A.R.'s HAF Casino Night Fundraiser

2024 Speakers
 

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