National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Written witness statements - Boston, September 22, 2008

Invited panel witnesses

Michael Allen, Counsel, Relman & Dane, PLLC

Janis Bowdler, Associate Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza

John C. Brittain, Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Cathy Cloud, Senior Vice President, National Fair Housing Alliance

Xavier Briggs, Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ingrid Ellen, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning and Co-Director of NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU

John Goering, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College and the Ph.D. Program in Political Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ginny Hamilton, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

David Harris, Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School

Erin Kemple, Executive Director, Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Henry Korman, Attorney, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force

Alexander Polikoff, Staff Counsel and Director, BPI public housing project, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI)

Dale Rhines (former Equal Opportunity Specialist, HUD FHEO Office of Enforcement) Michael Allen, Relman and Dane, Ltd.

Stuart T. Rossman, Director of Litigation, National Consumer Law Center

Tim Sandos, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Barbara Sard, Director of Housing Policy, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

Cynthia Watts-Elder, Executive Director, Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Public witnesses

Lennox Scott, Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Ann Seligsohn, Fair Housing Director, Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

Mark D. Stern, P.C.

John H. Suhrbier, Board of Directors, Winchester Multicultural Network