NFHTA Forum: LGBTQ+: Fostering Understanding and Strengthening Fair Housing for All - April 2021
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.
- 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
Date Published: April 2021
This job aid includes level-setting information discussed in the LGBTQ : Fostering Understanding and Strengthening Fair Housing for All NFHTA Forum, including the concepts and spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity, preferred pronouns, and common fair housing violations in the LGBTQ community.
Date Published: June 15, 2020
In this 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Court held that the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guards employees from discrimination, because they are gay or transgender.
Date Published: January 20, 2021This Executive Order, signed by President Biden on January 20, 2021, requires all federal agencies to extend existing protections on the basis of sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Date Published: February 11, 2021In light of Executive Order 13988, this memorandum directs actions by HUD FHEO and HUD-funded fair housing partners to enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Mid Atlantic Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD
Senator, District 1
Delaware General Assembly
President and CEO
National Fair Housing Alliance
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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