HUD New York Regional Office Staff Promote Fair Housing Month
In an effort to educate the general public and highlight Fair Housing Month, HUD FPM Senior Management Analyst Earleene Sealy distributed HUD Fair Housing materials and provided information to hundreds of visitors and federal employees in the lobby of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Lower Manhattan. Earleene engaged HUD colleagues who assisted visitors by answering questions and providing written materials and resources.
HUD New York Regional Office staff included Jennifer Liebman, Tameka Henderson, Monique Williams, Vanessa Summers, Salome Johannes, and Amie Kabia.
April is Fair Housing Month, a time when we celebrate the Fair Housing Act and recommit ourselves to ensuring every American has access to housing that is free from discrimination. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status. This year, HUD is especially focused on protecting the right of individuals to feel safe and secure in their homes, free from sexual harassment or unwanted sexual advances.
The "Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal" campaign will increase the Department’s efforts to educate the public about what behaviors constitute sexual harassment and what to do and who to contact if they experience it where they live. Additionally, the initiative will offer sexual harassment training to employees of public housing authorities and other housing providers. Persons who believe they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).
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