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June 28, 2012

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

HUD Fair Housing Assistant Secretary John Trasviña, NYC Housing Authority Board Member Margarita Lopez to be featured speakers

NEW YORK - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office is hosting an all-day training on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for employees, stakeholders, non-profits, housing authority personnel, attorneys and others on new housing rules affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. The training will highlight new rules that went into effect on March 5, 2012 and clearly outline eligibility and protections regarding housing for the LGBT community. Topics to be discussed include: Fair Housing and HUD's new LGBT (Equal Access) Rule; Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Community Planning & Development; Public Housing; Homelessness, and more.

WHAT: LGBT Fair Housing Training Summit
WHO: John Trasviña, HUD Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office
Margarita Lopez, Board Member, NYC Housing Authority
Mirza Orriols, Acting Regional Director, HUD Region 2
Jay Golden, Regional Director, HUD Region 2, Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo, HUD Enforcement Branch Chief & LGBT Coordinator, NY Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
and others
WHERE: HUD Regional Office - Region 2 - NY & NJ
26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan
6th Floor Conference Center, Room A/B
New York, New York 10278
WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012
9 am - 3 pm


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