Ohio Advisory Committee to the

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights


Source of Income Discrimination in Ohio Housing

Public Meeting Series & Call for Public Comment

The Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is conducting a study to examine the civil rights impact of source of income discrimination in Ohio housing.

In this study, the Committee seeks to examine the impact of source of income discrimination and related fair housing concerns on housing disparities based on race, color, disability status, national origin, age, religion, sex and/or familial status. The Committee will also consider the extent to which specific state or local policies and practices may contribute to identified disparities, as well as alternative practices or recommendations with the demonstrated potential to address such concerns. 

Through a series of public meetings, the Committee will hear testimony from academic experts, community leaders, advocates, lawyers, members of the general public, and housing and government officials. All meetings are open to the public and will include a reserved time for public comment. Closed captions will be provided. Please contact Sarah Villanueva at [email protected] 10 days prior to the desired meeting date to request other accommodations.

Written comments may be submitted to Sarah Villanueva at [email protected] throughout the duration of the study. The Committee will issue its findings and recommendations in a report to the Commission after all testimony has been received.

Committee Chair Lee Strang said, "The Ohio Advisory Committee is charged to investigate to protect civil rights for all Ohioans. This study will review a wide variety of perspectives and sources of information to evaluate whether, to what extent, and why source of income discrimination occurs in Ohio, and propose policy responses."


Monday, February 27, 2023

11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Kris Keniray, Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research

J. Rosie Tighe, Cleveland State University

Megan E. Hatch, Cleveland State University

Judge Glock, Manhattan Institute


Friday, March 3, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Amy Klaben, Strategic Opportunities, LLC

Tiffani Ray, Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati

Vena Jones-Cox, Ohio Real Estate Investors Association

Lauren Green-Hull, Fair Housing Contact Services

LaTonya Springs, Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Gary Wyatt, Sr., Private Landlord


Monday, March 20, 2023

11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Erin Kemple, The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center

Katie Hunt-Thomas, The Ability Center

Camille Dickerson, Akron Canton Real Estate Investors Association

Destiny McCray, A One Care Giving Hands, Inc.

Sham Reddy, Dayton Relator's Association


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time


Hazel Remesch, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Melissa Benson, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Dr. Andre Brown, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Jeffrey Wade, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Heather Cagg, Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

For media inquiries, please contact:

Melissa Wojnaroski, Designated Federal Officer

[email protected]

(202) 681-4158

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