HUD's Milwaukee Multifamily Housing Production Branch Named a Winner at Annual Event
The Awards are made each year by the Wisconsin Fair Housing Network, a coalition of individuals and representatives of public and private organizations and agencies dedicated to the education and promotion of fair housing throughout the state. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett issued a Fair Housing Month Proclamation and gave the keynote address at this year’s luncheon, which was attended by more than 150 people from around the state.
The Government Fair Housing Award was presented to the Milwaukee Field Office Multifamily Production Branch for their outstanding contributions to further fair housing and eliminating housing discrimination in Wisconsin. The Award recognized the Production Branch for ensuring that HUD assisted housing complies with the accessible requirements of the Fair Housing Act and with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards. The actions of Milwaukee’s Multifamily staff have led to the creation of over 5,000 housing units that incorporate accessible and usable design features for persons with disabilities.
In addition to the Government Fair Housing Award, the Organization Fair Housing Award was presented to Chippewa Valley Bank, the Individual Professional Fair Housing Award for exemplary performance in the fair housing field was presented to Carla Wertheim, Executive Vice President of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, the Individual Volunteer Fair Housing Award for promoting fair housing was presented to Daniel Flaherty of La Crosse, and a Special Service Fair Housing Award for outstanding service was presented to Dr. Anthony Brown of Madison.
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