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Symposium to Look at the Right to Affordable Housing
April 3 event part of the annual Woodside Speaker Series
March 22, 2006
Do low-income individuals have the right to affordable housing and shelter? That question will be addressed on April 3, 2006 during “The Right to Housing: Building a Solid Foundation,” the annual Woodside Speaker Series at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Local, state, and national housing experts will discuss efforts to address the crisis in affordable housing and explore the legal right to shelter. The all day symposium will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Drinko Hall's Saxbe Auditorium, 55 West 12th Avenue. Public parking is available at the Ohio Union Garage, 1780 College Road .
Among the symposium speakers will be Patty Mullahy Fugere, Executive Director of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Housing; Bill Faith, Executive Director, Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio; Senator Ray Miller, Ohio State Senate; Dennis Guest, Executive Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority; and Charleta Tavares, Columbus City Council.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has approved 5.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Cost to attend the event is $25, including the CLE, breakfast, lunch, and the reception at the end of the day. Those who do not need CLE credit, but wish to hear the presentations and join breakfast, lunch, and reception may attend for $10. Registration is free to participants who wish to attend only the panel discussions.
For more information or to register, see the Woodside Speaker Series web site. Additional information may also be obtained by calling (614) 688-8693 or contacting Melissa Will at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pro Bono Research Group is a student-run organization at the Moritz College of Law and is dedicated to providing legal research support for Ohio legal services programs, in hopes of increasing access to legal assistance for low-income families and individuals. Increasing community awareness of legal issues for low-income individuals is the goal of the Woodside Speakers Series, which is made possible through the generosity of Frank G. Woodside III, Wyoming, Ohio, a 1969 graduate of the Moritz College of Law.