Thursday: March 9, 2017– 6:00 PM
Topic: Fair Housing
Presenters: Christopher Schmidt
Christopher Schmidt is a fair housing attorney and mediator with Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board located in Ontario, California. He has worked in the fair housing field since 2014 investigating, filing, and mediating housing discrimination complaints on behalf of tenants. Christopher has a thorough understanding of the Federal Fair Housing Act, the HUD housing discrimination complaint process and HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing requirements. Currently, Christopher is providing onsite assistance to residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana. His efforts are focused on working with residents, local housing authorities, and area housing providers regarding fair housing issues that arise during the relocation process, with a focus on the reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification processes for disabled residents, as well as working with other service providers onsite in ongoing efforts to assist residents with relocation to environmentally healthy areas of higher opportunity.