Register for the Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference - April 11

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Spokane Convention Center.

Who should attend: Property managers, property maintenance staff, landlords, tenants, tenant advocates, real estate brokers, mortgage lenders and originators, social service providers, healthcare providers, attorneys, legal advocates, affordable housing developers, and transitional housing providers.

Choose from 15 breakout sessions ranging from fair housing basics to current specialized topics presented by over 20 knowledgeable fair housing advocates, investigators, landlord / tenant attorneys, social service providers, and industry experts from: the Washington State Human Rights Commission, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Northwest Justice Project, the WA Dept. of Commerce, Transitions, Refugee Connections, and more....

Explore exhibitor tables to learn about services available to assist you in providing or managing housing, or assisting others in accessing and retaining housing, including applicant screening; support services available for veterans, people with disability, and seniors; pest control; financing.

The City of Spokane Community, Housing and Human Services Department, Spokane County, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Spokane Housing Authority, Landlord Association of the Inland Northwest, Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and the City of Coeur D'Alene are partnering to put on the conference.

Cost to attend the Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference is $55 (per attendee). Interested individuals are encouraged to register using our online registration process.

Questions? Contact Becky Tuno at or 509.625.6321. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule At-A-Glance

Check-In, Coffee, and Exhibitor Tables 8-8:45 a.m.

Opening Session

8:45-9:15 AM: Welcoming Remarks – What’s New?
Marley Hochendoner, Executive Director, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
9:15 – 10:00 AM: Keynote – Sandra Williams, Editor & Publisher, The Black Lens
10:00 – 10:15 AM: NWFHA Friends of Fair Housing Awards

A Sessions – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • A-1 Fair Housing Basics – Rm. 206A
  • A-2 Implicit Bias Workshop – RM 206B
  • A-3 Criminal Records Screening – Rm. 206C
  • A-4 WA Landlord Tenant Law & Fair Housing Hypotheticals – Rm. 206D
  • A-5 Community Resources for Successful Tenancies – Rm. 205
    Pt. 1 – Panel: Resources for Individuals and Families

B Sessions – 1-2:30 p.m.

  • B-1 Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications – The Basics – Rm. 206A
  • B-2 Racial Discrimination in Spokane: Covenants, Redlining, Steering, and Continuing Disparities – Rm. 206B
  • B-3 The Digital Divide – Good Design is Good Will – Panel – 206C
  • B-4 WA’s Source of Income Protections & Landlord Mitigation Program – Rm. 206D
  • B-5 Community Resources for Successful Tenancies Pt. 2 – Panel: Resources for Social Populations – Veterans, Elders, and People with Felonies or Disabilities – Rm. 205

C Sessions – 3-4:30 p.m.

  • C-1 Assistance Animals – Federal and WA Fair Housing Laws – Rm. 206A
  • C-2 Pest Control – Rm. 206B
  • C-3 Creative Solutions for Meeting the Demand for Affordable Housing – Panel – Rm. 206C
  • C-4 WA’s Source of Income Protections & Landlord Mitigation Program – Rm. 206D
  • C-5 Supporting Our Refugee and Immigrant Neighbors – Panel – Rm. 205