Toledo, OH – The Fair Housing Center is proud to announce its upcoming Fair Housing Summit. The summit will take place on April 28, 2023, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the Toledo Lucas County Main Library’s McMaster’s Center. The event will be focused on the state of fair housing in Lucas and Wood Counties, 55 years after the passage of The Fair Housing Act.

The Fair Housing Summit is a vital event that brings together experts and community members to discuss the current state of fair housing in our communities. The event will feature a keynote address from Kevin Davenport, the Senior Advisor for Coalitions and Campaigns of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Where he will present about the Community Reinvestment Act and how it relates to the Fair Housing Act, the status of home mortgage lending in Toledo’s low-income minority communities, the status of the Community Benefits Agreements that are benefiting the city, and NCRC’s work in Toledo.

Mr. Davenport is a highly respected leader and advocate for fair housing and community development. In his position at NCRC, he is responsible for providing leadership on key federal advocacy areas, facilitating the development of additional NCRC member coalitions within strategic areas, leading and facilitating planning efforts for NCRC’s Annual Hill Day, and organizing and facilitating in-district congressional meetings as well as regular advocacy conference calls.

The Fair Housing Summit will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in fair housing. The event will include presentations and a panel discussion that will explore issues related to fair housing.

“We are excited to host the Fair Housing Summit, which is an opportunity to bring together experts, advocates, and community members to address the critical issues facing our communities,” said George Thomas, CEO/General Counsel of The Fair Housing Center. “We are honored to have Kevin Davenport as our keynote speaker, and we look forward to hearing his insights and perspectives on fair housing.”

The Fair Housing Summit is free and open to the public. However, registration is required to attend. To register for the event, please visit

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