The NAACP DC Branch will host a Fair Housing Training for NAACP members on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Dorothy I. Height Library located at 3935 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC. The purpose of this training is to educate NAACP members about housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Amendments Act. This training will ensure that NAACP members are knowledgeable about the Fair Housing Act and empowered to combat illegal housing discrimination. This training will be led by Floyd O. May, Housing Chair of the NAACP DC Branch. Floyd May is the former General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Housing discrimination occurs disproportionately among African-Americans and people of color. Every housing consumer deserves an equal chance to pursue rental or home buying opportunities free from illegal housing discrimination. Many people become victims of housing discrimination because they do not know how to recognize housing discrimination. Under the leadership of Floyd May, the NAACP Housing Committee will train and empower members to respond to illegal housing discrimination.
Floyd O. May, NAACP DC Housing Chair, stated, “Studies reveal, less than 10,500 fair housing discrimination complaints are filed nationwide annually, however over 1 million instances of housing discrimination go unreported and uninvestigated. The NAACP DC Branch is committed to eradicating illegal housing discrimination in all of its manifestations.”