Leaders Gather for Discussion on Fair and Accessible Housing

October 12, 2015

Touro Law Center and the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) are pleased to announce a full day conference, Planning & Zoning for Fair and Accessible Housing, on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY.

“This conference was developed in response to recent changes in planning and zoning laws that will affect every community and allow advocates and community leaders to come together for an important discussion on how communities will be impacted,” said Dean Salkin. “The conference sponsors Touro Law and LIHP are pleased to have gathered experts in the area to share knowledge and answer questions to ensure everyone understands the liabilities of Fair Housing.”

With millions of federal dollars at stake and potential Fair Housing lawsuits looming, public officials, attorneys, planners, and advocates can learn how to incorporate Fair Housing obligations into planning and zoning decisions. Touro Law Center and the Long Island Housing Partnership are hosting this all day conference to help attendees understand their obligations to the Federal Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.

The conference was designed to teach attendees how to create inclusive communities with access to opportunity, learn how the recent Supreme Court decision on disparate impact discrimination affects land use policies on Long Island, avoid fair housing claims based on disparate impact and understand the new Assessment of Fair Housing planning process and its relationship to consolidated plans.

CLE credits are available. The conference is sponsored by the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro Law, the Aging & Longevity Law Institute at Touro Law and the American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter.

For more information or to register, please contact events@tourolaw.edu or call (631) 761-7064.
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Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062

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