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HUD Commemorates National Fair Housing Month - April 2021

This year commemorates the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The truly historic passage of this legislation remains the Nation’s foremost break from past acts of segregation, discrimination, and inequality that permeated our society. As fair housing practitioners, you show up every day prepared to serve those who may have been victimized by discrimination. For that, the Academy sincerely thanks you for your dedication and commitment.

President Biden made the mission of our collective work clear in his memorandum issued on January 26, 2021. It is the policy of this Administration that the Federal Government work with communities to end housing discrimination, to provide redress to those who have experienced housing discrimination, to eliminate racial bias and other forms of discrimination in all stages of home-buying and renting, to lift barriers that restrict housing and neighborhood choice, to promote diverse and inclusive communities, to ensure sufficient physically accessible housing, and to secure equal access to housing opportunity for all.

Let us continue to work towards Dr. King’s vision of bending the long moral arc of the universe towards justice.

View Secretary Fudge's remarks commemorating Fair Housing Month.
View Secretary Fudge's remarks commemorating National Fair Housing Month.
NFHTA Fair Housing Forums: Conversations on Emerging Issues

Reminder: Register Today: LGBTQ+: Fostering Understanding and Strengthening Fair Housing for All

Don't forget to register for the upcoming National Fair Housing Forum.

HUD and NFHTA are pleased to celebrate April as National Fair Housing Month with a public forum focusing on preventing and combating housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The event will begin with recorded welcoming remarks from HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge who will share the Administration's commitment to fair housing.

HUD Regional Director Melody Taylor will then moderate a live roundtable discussion with Delaware Senator Sarah McBride, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) President and CEO Lisa Rice, and civil rights attorney Michael Allen of Relman Colfax as they discuss how, together, we will all ensure equal access and fair housing for the LGBTQ+ community. The forum will include a question-and-answer session with experts to assist in furthering your understanding of this critical topic.

Finally, HUD Acting Assistant Secretary Jeanine Worden will offer closing remarks and a call to action regarding our collective work.


Date and Time

April 14, 2021 | 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Training Objectives

Forum attendees will be able to:

  • Establish the framework around the Bostock Decision and Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) memorandum
  • Appreciate the LGBTQ+ experience and build cultural competencies
  • Leverage resources to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Increase awareness and develop networks for fair housing initiatives and partnerships

Who Should Attend?

Forums target Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) organizations and Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agencies, but are open to all other interested fair housing partners.

Leadership Remarks & Roundtable Panelists

Marcia Fudge - HUD Secretary
Jeanine Worden - Acting Assistant Secretary, FHEO, HUD

Learn more about this forum's panel of fair housing and LGBTQ+ professionals.

About the Forums

Forums are online conversations designed to allow multi-directional interactions between HUD and its FHIP and FHAP partners around emerging fair housing issues regarding processing complaints, conducting investigations, and managing agencies. Topics will evolve based on partner needs and interests

Learn more about National Fair Housing Forums.
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