Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, Communications Director for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will participate in this webinar on protecting the housing rights of people with criminal records. She will be joined by Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Staff Attorney with Housing Justice; Sargent Shriver of the National Center on Poverty Law; Melissa Bennett and Cephas Ward of the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development; and Irma Gorham, Executive Director of the Paterson Housing Authority
Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. Earlier in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued groundbreaking guidance stating that admission denials, evictions, and other adverse housing decisions based on a person’s criminal record may constitute racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. HUD’s actions have made housing an important part of the national conversation on criminal justice reform.
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