DATE: April 11, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Fay Outten, Equal Opportunity Officer
Human Rights Section
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Human Rights Section, HOPE, Inc. and the Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division will sponsor a Fair Housing Symposium “Answering the Call” on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Signature Grand located at 2900 State Road 84, Davie.
The housing symposium will address emerging issues and laws surrounding fair housing in Broward County. Workshop topics will include: Assistance Animals, Consumer Loans, Housing Segregation, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Amendments and Notification Requirements by Housing Providers.
The keynote speaker will be Cardell Cooper, executive director of the National Community Development Association, and former Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Broward County residents, homeowners’ and condominium association representatives, housing providers, realtors, social workers and members of community organizations, and attorneys are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. This free event includes workshops and lunch.
To register and to get additional information on housing discrimination, contact the Broward County Human Rights Section at 954-357-7800 (voice), 954-357-6181(TTY). Individuals requiring accommodations to participate must notify the Human Rights Section at the time of registration or at least five business days prior to the event.
About the Broward County Human Rights Section of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards
The Human Rights Section of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards handles complaints about discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, familial status (housing only), marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender identity and/or expression, and pregnancy in connection with housing, employment and public accommodations. Call 954-357-7800 for more information.
About HOPE, Inc.
HOPE, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and promoting equal opportunity in housing. HOPE, Inc. is the only private housing organization in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties engaged in testing for fair housing law violations and pursuing the enforcement of meritorious claims.