The history of racial segregation in housing and the role that the federal government can play in expanding opportunity for all is the topic of a June 4 event to be hosted by HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). Speaking are:
- Richard Rothstein, Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, who will provide opening remarks on the history of government actions that led to the development of racially segregated communities.
- Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who will discuss present-day challenges to removing racial barriers as intended by the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
- FHEO Assistant Secretary Gustavo Velasquez, who will moderate a discussion about the role that government can play in supporting the development of inclusive communities.
The event will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET in the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium at HUD Headquarters, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC.
The public is invited to attend in person or via live webcast. RSVP by Tuesday, June 2 at FHEOSpeakerSeries@hud.gov.