Lexington Celebrates 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act
[Left to right: Elisa Bruce, Board Member for Lexington Fair Housing Council and Director of Homeownership Education and Counseling for Resources Education and Assistance for Community Housing (REACH), HUD Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Anna Maria Farias, Michael Browder HUD KY Field Office Director and Juan Pena, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.]
Left to right: Elisa Bruce, Board Member for Lexington Fair Housing Council and Director of Homeownership Education and Counseling for Resources Education and Assistance for Community Housing (REACH), HUD Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Anna Maria Farias, Michael Browder HUD KY Field Office Director and Juan Pena, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

On April 17, 2018, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission and the Lexington Fair Housing Council proudly celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by hosting a Fair Housing Celebration Dinner at The Carrick House in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Anna Maria Farías, HUD Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, was the keynote speaker for the event.  Michael Browder, HUD Kentucky Field Office Director, provided remarks about the significance of fair housing and the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and introduced Assistant Secretary Farías. 

During the event, the Honorable Mayor Jim Gray presented Assistant Secretary Farías with the Key to the City. 

Approximately 200 people were in attendance, including Police Chief Lawrence Weathers, City Council Members and Commissioners for both agencies. 

[Left to right: Mayor Gray presenting HUD Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Farias the Key to the City.]
Left to right: Mayor Gray presenting HUD Assistant Secretary Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Farias the Key to the City.
[Michael Browder HUD KY Field Office Director giving his remarks about the significance of Fair Housing and the 50th Anniversary of the FH Act]
Michael Browder HUD KY Field Office Director giving his remarks about the significance of Fair Housing and the 50th Anniversary of the FH Act.