National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Written witness statements - Los Angeles, September 9, 2008

Invited panel witnesses

Roberta Achtenberg, Chair of the Board of Trustees, California State University, former HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing

Camille Zubrinsky Charles, Department of Sociology & the Center for Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Frances Espinoza, Executive Director, Housing Rights Center, Los Angeles

Jesus Hernandez, Department of Sociology, University of California at Davis

Bonnie Milstein, former Director, FHEO’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance

Amy Nelson, Executive Director, Fair Housing of the Dakotas

Melvin Oliver, Dean of Social Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara

Gary Orfield, Co-Director, the Civil Rights Project, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Jose Padilla, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance

john powell, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Ohio State University

Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF

Mike Rawson, directing attorney of the California Affordable Housing Law Project of the Public Interest Law Project

John Relman, Relman and Dane, PLLC

Kevin Stein, California Community Reinvestment Coalition

John Wong, founding Chair, Asian Real Estate Association of America

Public witnesses

Ilene Jacobs, Director of Litigation, California Rural Legal Assistance

Phyllis Cheng, Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Written testimony regarding the Antioch case

Bill Martin, Michigan Association of REALTORS®