Utah Fair Housing Celebration
Utah was privileged on April 19 to have Assistant Secretary Carolyn Peoples from HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity as the keynote speaker for Utah's Fair Housing Celebration. "We were elated to have Secretary Peoples celebrate the State of Utah's commitment to assuring that all persons have an equal opportunity to find housing of their choice," said Utah Anti-discrimination & Labor Division Director, Sherrie Hayashi. "As Utah's population continues to grow and become more diverse, so does the need to promote that our communities reflect that diversity and housing choices are available to all." Utah Lt. Governor Gary Herbert, Paul Smith, Executive Director of the Utah Apartment Association and Michael Styles, Director of the Office of Black Affairs, were also presenters at the event. There were information booths available providing the public with valuable resources and information.
Fair Housing Means equal housing opportunities for all persons living in America. HUD enforces fair housing by administering laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, familial status and source of income.
In Utah persons wishing to file a complaint should contact the Utah State Industrial Commission Fair Housing Office (http://www.labor.state.ut.us/Utah_Antidiscrimination___Labo/utah_antidiscrimination___labo.htm) which administers and enforces Utahs Fair Housing Act.
HUD Assistant Secretary Carolyn Peoples
From left to right: Richard Walker, Department of Community and Economic development; Paul Smith, Utah Apartment Association, Salvador Jiménez Muñoz, Mexican Consul; Assistant secretary Carolyn Peoples; Corrie Jensen, Max Lang and Mario Fernandez – Migrant Farm Workers Coalition.
Content Archived: April 5, 2011