February 22, 2010
HUD TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING ON HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBT COMMUNITY
Friday, February 26, 2010, 1� 4 P.M.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic will host a town hall meeting at the LGBT Center in mid-Manhattan on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. with members of the gay,
lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community to explore the issue of housing discrimination that specifically targets them.
HUD is preparing to launch a ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against members of the LGBT community in the sale and rental of housing. Before designing this unprecedented research effort, HUD's national listening tour will also go to the cities of Chicago and San Francisco. In addition, HUD will provide an opportunity for public comment for those living outside these metropolitan areas.
WHO: HUD Assistant Secretary Raphael Bostic
WHAT: Public Town Hall Meeting to Address LGBT Housing Discrimination
WHERE: The LGBT Center
208 West 13th Street
WHEN: Friday, February 26, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Adam Glantz in HUD'SWs New York Office of Public Affairs at (212) 264-1100.
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.