Fair Housing Month Guest Speaker
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Guest Speaker: Rachel Wentworth, Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania
The mission of the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania (HECP) is to advance fair and equal access to housing opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.
Rachel Wentworth, Executive Director of HECP, has 23 years of experience in fair housing enforcement and education, including counseling and investigation, test coordination in the areas of rentals, sales, insurance, mortgage lending and accessibility, resolution of fair housing lawsuits and administrative complaints, conducting fair housing training for a variety of audiences, technical assistance on zoning and land use and fair housing compliance for local governments, and capacity building for other fair housing agencies. Prior to joining the Housing Equality Center, Rachel was a test coordinator at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. She holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from Temple University.
Following this speaking event, there will be time for community conversation and Q&A.
This event follows a film screening on Thursday, April 20th to continue our conversation on fair housing rights.
This April, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status.
Space is limited. Pre-register and learn more here: https://mediafellowshiphouse.org/social-justice/fairhousingmonth/