2013 MHC Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 4. Attorney General Jack Conway will be Keynote Speaker!

Support greater Louisville’s united voice for safe, fair and affordable housing at our 24th Annual Meeting!  Information on Keynote Speaker Attorney General Jack Conway, tickets,  event program ads and sponsorships is below.  If you have questions about the 2013 Annual Meeting,  please contact MHC at info@metropolitanhousing.org or 502-584-6858.

2013 MHC Annual Meeting

“Taking Action, Creating Change” 

Tuesday, June 4
Hyatt Regency Louisville
311 South 4th Street
Social Hour- 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Presentation- 6:00 p.m.
Tickets- $60  

Keynote Speaker- Attorney General Jack Conway

In November 2011, Jack Conway was elected to a second term as the 49th Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Jack is committed to working with local leaders and law-enforcement officers to make Kentucky a safer place to live work and raise a family. Jack is a member of NAAG, DAGA, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association. He previously served on the boards of the Muhammad Ali Center and the African American Heritage Center.

Attorney General Jack Conway has taken a strong leadership role in responding to the mortgage foreclosure crisis.  When he announced Kentucky’s participation in the historic $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement, he assured consumers that his work on this issue was not over. During negotiations for the mortgage foreclosure settlement, General Conway felt Kentucky had significant civil claims against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), the privately- held electronic registry that tracks servicing rights and ownership of mortgage loans in the United States. In fact, he ensured that language was inserted into the settlement agreement that preserved states’ abilities to pursue claims against MERS.

MERS is a ghost and a façade that undermines Kentucky’s public reporting statutes. That’s why on January 23, General Conway filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court against MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary MERS for violations of Kentucky law.  Kentucky joins Delaware, New York and Massachusetts in taking legal action against MERS.

The lawsuit alleges that MERS violated Kentucky law by failing to record mortgage assignments with County Clerks when mortgages were sold or transferred from one entity to another. Attorney General Conway also believes MERS ripped off the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the trust fund by failing to pay the required recording fees. By creating a system that provides absolutely no public record of sales or transactions, MERS has destroyed the integrity of the public land recording system in the Commonwealth.  As a result of not publicly recording the mortgage assignments and paying the required fees, the lawsuit also alleges that MERS violated Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act by committing unfair, false and misleading conduct.

This is just one of several steps Attorney General Conway has taken to hold accountable those responsible for the mortgage foreclosure crisis and to help homeowners who were affected when the housing market collapsed.

Join us at the 2013 Annual Meeting to hear Attorney General Conway’s thoughts on strategies to respond to the mortgage foreclosure crisis and other housing issues facing the Commonwealth.


Tickets to the 2013 Annual Meeting are $60.  Please take the following steps to purchase your tickets online.

1) Go to our online donation page and enter your payment information and the total amount for all tickets you would like to buy.

2) Include the following information in the “Comments” box on the page

  • Type 2013 Annual Meeting Tickets and the names of all attendees (if known)
  • If you need a vegan/vegetarian meal, please type “veg meal” and the number of meals requested.

If you cannot attend but wish to donate ticket(s) as sponsorships for low-income attendees, please type “Ticket Donation” in the “Comments” box.

If you prefer to purchase your tickets by check, please mail payment with names of attendees to:
MHC, PO Box 4533, Louisville, KY 40204-4533.


Sponsoring the 2012 Annual Meeting is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to our community and to fair and affordable housing.

  • Foundation Sponsor – $4,000
  • Cornerstone Sponsor – $2,500
  • Keystone Sponsor –  $1,500
  • Groundbreaking Sponsor –  $1,000
  • Table Sponsor –  $500

To purchase a sponsorship go to our online donation page, complete your payment information and type your Sponsorship Level in the “Comments” box.

Benefits of each sponsorship level are described below.

Program Ads

Getting an ad in the 2012 Annual Meeting Program is another great way to demonstrate your support of MHC’s work the hundreds of  local community members, elected officials, affordable housing advocates, and business leaders who will be at the event.

  • Full page ad- $500
  • ½-page ad- $300
  • ¼-page ad- $75

To purchase a sponsorship go to our online donation page, complete your payment information and type your “Program Ad” in the “Comments” box.

 Sponsorship Benefits

Foundation Sponsor – $4,000

  • Two central eight-seat tables with company name
  • Opportunity to greet guests at the event
  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Display banner at the event on the stage
  • Option to display marketing materials at the event
  • Large font program mention
  • Full first page ad in program
  • Title sponsor listing in all media, press releases, and advisories
  • Recognition in MHC Newsletter, website, and annual State of Metropolitan Housing Report
  • Centerpiece with corporate logo

Cornerstone Sponsor – $2,500

  • Two central eight-seat tables with company name
  • ½-page ad in program
  • Display banner at the event in social area
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Centerpiece with corporate logo
  • Recognition in Media and Press Releases
  • Recognition in MHC Newsletter and website

Keystone Sponsor –  $1,500

  • ¼-page ad in program
  • Display poster on stand in social area
  • Recognition in MHC Newsletter and website
  • One eight-seat table
  • Centerpiece with corporate logo

Groundbreaking Sponsor –  $1,000

  • Listing in program
  • Recognition in MHC Newsletter and website
  • One eight-seat table
  • Centerpiece with corporate logo

Table Sponsor –  $500

  • Listing in program
  • One Eight-Seat Table


If you have questions about the 2013 Annual Meeting or event sponsorships, please contact MHC  at info@metropolitanhousing.org or 502-584-6858.

Fair Housing Month Events! FHC Fair Housing Month Forum- April 12; WIT Tenant Town Hall- April 15; & “Get on the Bus” Tour of Louisville’s Segregation History- April 23

April 12- Fair Housing Coalition Fair Housing Month Forum, Spalding University Egan Leadership Center Lectoriam (Corner of 4th and Breckenridge Streets), 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The topic of the 2013 Fair Housing Month Forum will be  mental and behavioral health disabilities and how they impact housing choice.

Speakers include:  District Court Judge David Holton, Seven Counties Services Executive Director Anthony Zipple, Kathy Dobbins of Wellspring, Natalie Harris of the Coalition for the Homeless, a representative of Louisville Urban League’s Housing Counseling program, and Jim Burch of Seven Counties Services,  who coordinates services for people leaving incarceration.

The Fair Housing Month Forum will serve as the April 2012 meeting of the Fair Housing Coalition.

April 15– Tenant Town Hall, Spalding University Auditorium, 824 S. 4th Street, 6:00-8:00 p.m

Organized by Women in Transition (WIT), this event is an opportunity for tenants to speak out about housing issues affecting renters in Louisville.  Metro Council members and other city officials invited to listen.  Legal Aid Society will present Know Your Rights training.  Contact WIT’s Housing Team at wit.housingjustice@gmail.com for more information.

April 23- “Get on the Bus:  The Path Towards Equal Housing Opportunities,” Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, 12:30-4:00 p.m.

State housing advocates will to honor Fair Housing Month with a bus tour of Louisville’s Segregation History. The event will open with a forum before the bus tour at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage where the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission will release Making Louisville Home for Us All: A 20-Year Action Plan for Fair Housing. Click here to learn more about this important project.

The bus tour will be guided by historians and civil rights activists and will provide valuable insight into the legacy of historic discrimination that keeps Louisville highly segregated even after 45 years of federal fair housing laws.

The event is free and open to the public, but space on the bus tour is limited! Register online at www.lexingtonfairhousing.com or contact Art Crosby at 859-971-8067, toll free at 866-438-08617, or via email crosbylfhc@hotmail.com.

Sponsored by the Lexington Fair Housing Council, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization, Kentucky Housing Corporation, the U of L Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and MHC.