Noted Attorney Michael Allen to Present CDBG Administrators Workshop

EHOC sponsors a workshop on “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” for CDBG Administrators on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 9 AM to Noon presented by attorney Michael Allen.

Michael Allen is a partner with Relman & Dane in Washington DC. He was a lead attorney in the case Anti-Discrimination Center v. Westchester County, in which a fair housing agency sued a suburban county for misrepresenting that they were affirmatively furthering fair housing.

From 1995 to 2006, Allen was senior staff attorney and director of the fair housing program at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and co-director of the Building Better Communities Network. From 1985-1995 he was a staff attorney and managing attorney at Legal Services of Northern Virginia. A nationally recognized expert on the disability provisions of the Fair Housing Act, Michael has litigated and lobbied at the federal and state levels, and appeared in national print and electronic media. He is a 1979 graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and received his law degree in 1985 from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.

The training is free and open to CDBG administrators for municipal, county or state government officials. To register, contact Mira Tanna at 314-534-5800 ext. 26 or send an email to [email protected] with “CDBG Registration” in the subject line.