Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
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Fair Housing Month Celebration April 18

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Hosts Community Event to Commemorate April as National Fair Housing Month

By - Apr 16th, 2024 10:32 am

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – To commemorate April as National Fair Housing Month, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) will host a community event on April 18, 2024 from 5 – 7 p.m. at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, located at 401 W. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

“We’re hosting the gathering to bring our community together for celebration and education,” stated Erika Sanders, President and CEO of MMFHC. “Our shared struggle for housing justice is sometimes daunting, but together, we can make great things happen. Guests will come away from the event energized and informed about fair housing in 2024.”

Expected attendees include MMFHC board, staff, and volunteers, community partners, and local civil rights champions. The event will feature light refreshments, a short program at 6 p.m. to recognize some very special people, and a chance to view the exhibits of the museum together.

Awardees to be recognized include:

  • William R. Tisdale – William R. Tisdale Fair Housing Legacy Award (to honor his decades of service as a national fair housing leader)
  • Johnny Kimble – Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Dorothy Dean – Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Carol Lobes – Outstanding Volunteer Award (recognized posthumously)

All are welcome to join and celebrate equal housing opportunity. Guests can RSVP at A $25 donation is suggested but the event is open to everyone.

April is recognized as National Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, exactly one week after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This groundbreaking piece of civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination based on a person’s protected class, ensuring everyone is treated fairly and equally when they are renting, purchasing, financing, or insuring housing. Fair housing laws give every individual the right to choose where they live, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and familial status, as well as additional state and local protected classes.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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