Realtors, community leaders, housing professionals and the public had the opportunity to learn about fair housing laws at the upcoming Lehigh Valley Fair Housing Summit. The event, which took place on April 24 at the Holiday Inn Allentown, 904 W. Hamilton St., featured experts who discussed their experiences with fair housing laws. The summit was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors and North Penn Legal Services of Bethlehem.
The summit began with an address by Jane Vincent, HUD regional administrator for Region III, the Mid-Atlantic region that includes Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Vincent reported on the state of fair housing in the Lehigh Valley and the region. The summit also featured a panel and three hour-long sessions on zoing, fair housing testing, and disability discrimination in property management and rentals.
From left, Ryan Conrad, CEO of the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors; Jane Vincent, HUD Regional Administrator for Region III; and Victoria Coyle, executive director of North Penn Legal Services, helped organize the Fair Housing Summit in Allentown.