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Mayor Buddy Dyer Proclaims April 2011 as Fair Housing Month in the City
||Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is committed to
ensuring fair and equal treatment of all citizens and to
recognize the 43rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, he is
encouraging all citizens to participate in the City of Orlando’s
Fair Housing Month workshops and activities.
Mayor Dyer will kick-off this year’s fair housing awareness
campaign by proclaiming April 2011 as Fair Housing Month in the
City of Orlando at the City Council on Monday, April 11, 2011 at
Each year the City of Orlando in a cooperative effort with the
Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
recognizes Fair Housing Month by hosting an array of activities
that enhance the public’s awareness of their fair housing rights
and highlight the national commitment to end housing
discrimination. Fair housing laws protect our community making
it illegal to discriminate in housing transactions based on
race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or
Below is a list of this year’s Fair Housing Month events:
Tuesday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
“Accommodations: Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities”
presented by the Fair Housing Continuum, Inc with presenters
David Baade, Executive Director and CJ Miles, Deputy Director.
Topics covered will include:
History of Disability Rights & Fair Housing
Who is Protected and Recognizing Housing Discrimination?
New Construction Accessibility Requirements
Wednesday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Foreclosure: Rising from the Ashes – Where do we go from here?”
presented by the National Fair Housing Training Academy with
presenter, Stella Adams, Executive Director. Topics covered will
Enhance knowledge and awareness of housing financial issues in
the Orlando area
2010 Census data pertaining to the foreclosure in the Central
Build awareness of best practices in handling the foreclosure
For additional information or to register, please call
||Both workshops will be held in
the 9th Floor Overlook Room at Orlando City Hall, 400 South