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Celebrating National Fair Housing Month

Annually, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsors the National Fair Housing Month campaign to end housing discrimination and raise awareness for fair housing rights.

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, PCHA hosted Mr. Mark Esparza, Sr. EOC of the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights.  He spoke to the audience and provided both insight and guidance regarding Reasonable Accommodations, as well as Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) key points.

As HUD states, “Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.”

It’s always wonderful to have Mr. Esparza on-site to answer questions and provide confidence to our local housing professionals. If you have any questions, or would like further information regarding Reasonable Accommodations and/or Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), please visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/humanrights