HUD Marks Fair Housing Month in New York
April is Fair Housing Month, a time to reflect on the legacy of housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Act, and the housing rights it guarantees to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, creed, disability, or family status. In HUD's New York City and Buffalo offices staff are marking Fair Housing Month in several ways. In Buffalo Field Office Director Joan Spilman and FHEO Director Andrij Pryshlak attended the Western New York Fair Housing Month Proclamation Ceremony. This annual event celebrates April as Fair Housing Month and is hosted by area communities in the Western New York region. The Town of Hamburg, NY hosted this year's event in conjunction with the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership (www.ecfhp.org/). Over 30 individuals attended the event, which featured an information table with resources to educate participants about fair housing protections.
In the New York Regional Office, several staff members took the initiative to educate both fellow federal employees and visitors to the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building about fair housing and HUD, by tabling for four hours on April 6 in the lobby of 26 Federal Plaza. Resources distributed included bi-lingual pamphlets on fair housing rights, the fair housing complaint process, and other FHEO programs that provide opportunities such as Section 3. The effort was captured and amplified on social media through @HUDNY_NJ, the Regional Twitter handle with over 3,000 followers.
To learn more about Fair Housing, visit hud.gov/fairhousing.
|Content Archived: January 11, 2019|