HUD Joins Community and Local Partners for Housing Summit

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with The Lake County Community Foundation, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the Latino Policy Forum, will host the day-long summit which includes morning training, two afternoon panel discussions and networking. The summit engages community representatives and housing organizations to share the challenges, gaps in services and emerging local/regional issues while seeking methods to address the challenge of housing discrimination based on a person’s national origin.

HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña will headline the conference, which will feature training and discussion on various topics, including: fair housing law basics, national origin discrimination and its relation to language and immigration status, Title VI limited English proficiency guidelines for federally funded programs, and local fair housing and civil rights issues facing diverse and immigrant communities. The event will take place Friday, May 11 at 9am at the Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.

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