Lunch Remarks & Afternoon Plenary Session

  • GREETINGS: Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver Commissioner Department of Community Affairs


  • THRIVING CITIES, A NEW URBAN AGENDA: John Restrepo HCDNNJ Board Chair and Director of Housing & Community Development, Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp.


  • PLENARY SESSION: The Future of Fair Housing & Equitable Development: The Fair Housing Act at 50 and the What We Can Do Next  
  • The Fair Housing Act (FHA) turned 50 this year! Join us as this panel of experts discusses ways to protect and expand the FHA, and to secure housing justice. This conversation among advocates, public officials and private sector leaders will explore innovative ways to use fair housing tools to protect the most vulnerable residents in our neighborhoods, prevent harassment and discrimination in housing, and promote equitable opportunities in our distressed areas. 


Panelists:


  • Michael George Johnson Vice-President and Community Development Program Officer, Global Philanthropy JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Maria Maio-Messano Field Office Director of the New Jersey State Office, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • Michael Campion Assistant U.S. Attorney & Chief of the Civil Rights Unit U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
  • Dr. Tyree Oredein Safe Schools Coordinator, Garden State Equality
  • Moderator: The Honorable Benjie Wimberly Chairman, Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee


  • AWARDS PRESENTATION:
  • HALL OF HEROES: The Hon. Britnee Timberlake Assemblywoman, LD-34
  • ORGANIZING AWARD: Morris Habitat for Humanity
  • EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA: Shelterforce
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION: The Honorable Troy Singleton NJ Senator, LD-7
  • THE JERRY GREEN LEGACY AWARD: Rev. Bruce Davidson
  • RISING LEADERS RECOGNITION
  • MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
  • OUTSTANDING MUNICIPAL AWARDS:
  • New Development
  • Redevelopment
  • Healthy Homes