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Fair Housing Summit

Monday, March 19, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The city and the University of Texas’ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs are hosting a Fair Housing Summit April 2-5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act, enacted in 1968, prohibits segregation and discrimination in housing and public accommodations. The event will feature a trade show, educational breakout sessions and panels focused on topics such as affordable housing, design and construction for fair housing, and homelessness. The keynote speaker is Julián Castro, U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017 and former mayor of San Antonio. Other speakers include Anna Maria Farias, assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and Mark Updegrove, president and CEO of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation. Register here.

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