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NFHTA Forum: LGBTQ+: Fostering Understanding and Strengthening Fair Housing for All - April 2021

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




The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Fair Housing Training Academy (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.

Training Objectives

  • 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


HUD Leadership Remarks

Marcia Fudge Bio

Marcia Fudge

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

FHEO Leadership Remarks

Jeanine Worden Bio

Jeanine Worden

Acting Assistant Secretary
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD

Live Roundtable

Melody Taylor Bio

Melody Taylor

Regional Director
Mid Atlantic Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD


Sarah McBride Bio

Sarah McBride

Senator, District 1
Delaware General Assembly


Lisa Rice Bio Picture

Lisa Rice

President and CEO
National Fair Housing Alliance


Michael Allen

Michael Allen

Relman Colfax


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.

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