HUD Hosts Fair Housing Month Virtual Celebration

Regulation | April 08, 2021

HUD's Fair Housing Month Celebration webcast says "fair housing work is never done." 

To celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, HUD hosted a virtual celebration on April 7 featuring FHEO Acting Assistant Secretary Jeanine Worden and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, among other speakers.

During the webcast, Acting Assistant Secretary Worden described the barriers and discrimination that she faced growing up. In response to a question about what HUD's FHEO is doing to align with the President's goals on equity and diversity, Worden answered that the department has to start by "dismantling" in order to "go in the right direction." 

During her recorded speech, Secretary Fudge described the origins of the Fair Housing Act and the importance of continuing the hard work of ensuring fair housing access for everyone. 

The virtual celebration also featured interviews with HUD employees and fair housing programs across the country, including HUD's Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP). Key takeaways from the interviews with fair housing advocates across the country included: "Every act of housing discrimination matters," and "The work is never done." HUD also announced during the webcast that the agency will host a public forum on April 14th discuss LGBTQ housing issues, following their February announcement of expanded Fair Housing Act protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. More info about HUD's Fair Housing Month activities is available here

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