If you are interested in learning about fair lending practices, make sure to attend this workshop being offered to the public at no cost.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present a fair lending workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Johnson County Extension Office conference board room, located at 3109 Old Hwy 218 South, Iowa City. 

Dr. Marva Williams, Economic Development Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will introduce participants to the bank and will discuss Community Development and Policy Studies. CDPS promotes fair access to credit and financial services and researches issues that impact lower-income communities.  

Scott Grotewold, Fair Lending Risk Specialist, Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present information on fair lending that will include an overview of fair lending laws and regulations, types of discrimination, how to mitigate fair lending risk to provide fair and equitable access to credit, best practices that are applicable to real estate and banking professionals, and emerging risks with industry examples. 

There is no cost to attend the training, but pre-registration is required and can be done online at eventbrite.com. Registration deadline is Monday, March 27. 

This workshop is sponsored by the City of Iowa City Human Rights and Neighborhood and Development Services Offices.

For more information, contact City of Iowa City Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5022. 

Date of publication

Wednesday, February 15, 2017