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Affordable and decent housing topic of conference at School of Law

Loyola press release - September 14, 1999

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Housing Act that called for a "decent home and suitable living environment for every American family." That landmark legislation is the focus of the annual First Monday conference sponsored by the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at the School of Law.

The conference will be held Monday, October 4, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Gisevius Moot Court Room 308 in the law school. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 5746.

Under the title "Homelessness and Low Income Housing," keynote speaker Mtumishi St. Julien and other legal and housing professionals will discuss the effects the law has had on transforming neighborhoods across the country and the remaining barriers to equal and fair housing.

Mtumishi is executive director of The Finance Authority of New Orleans (formerly New Orleans Home Mortgage Authority). Before his present position, he served as general counsel for the Housing Authority of New Orleans. Mtumishi received a master of business administration and a juris doctor from Loyola University. He is a former member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees.